Singer Bryan Adams Cancels Mississippi Show Over Anti-LGBT Law

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April 11, 2016 7:52 a.m.

Canadian singer Bryan Adams on Sunday cancelled his upcoming show in Mississippi, citing the state’s new law that will allow businesses to deny services to LGBT individuals.

“I cannot in good conscience perform in a state where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation,” he wrote on Instagram. “Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day.”

Adams’ cancellation follows Bruce Springsteen’s decision last week not to perform in North Carolina after the state’s governor signed a bill into law that bans local measures protecting LGBT individuals from discrimination, keeps transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice, and limits employees’ ability to file workplace discrimination lawsuits.

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