Bryan Adams does a Springsteen – cancels concert over anti-gay law

Bryan Adams (Pic: Marco Maas)

Bryan Adams (Pic: Marco Maas)

Following in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen, Canadian performer Bryan Adams has now cancelled a concert in Mississippi over that state’s new anti-LGBT law.

In a statement, Adams said that the 14 April show will no longer take place because of Mississippi’s so called “Religious Liberty” Bill 1523.

“I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi,” said Adams.

“I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation. Therefore I’m cancelling my 14 April show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. 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,” added the star.

Signed by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant last week, the law allows anyone in the state who cites their religious beliefs to deny LGBT people marriage, adoption and foster care services and to refuse to employ them or rent or sell them property.

On Friday, Springsteen cancelled his planned show on Sunday in the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, in protest against that state’s recently enacted anti-LGBT law.

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