Sunday, May 1, 2016

Demi and Nick Cancel North Carolina Shows

 Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have cancelled their North Carolina dates on their tour in response to the ridiculous anti-LGBT law that was passed.  They have joined a much larger group of musicians taking a stand against.  Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Boston and Pearl Jam to name just a few.  Here is the basic rundown of the new law.  The law asserts the power of the state and overrides all local ordinances addressing employment, wages, or public accommodations, including a recent LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance passed in Charlotte.  Access to single-sex public restrooms and locker rooms in publicly run facilities is restricted to people of the same corresponding sex assigned at birth under the new law, and trans students are banned from using bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity.  I'm so baffled this was even considered and now it's an actual law.  WTF North Carolina.  Here is the response posted on Demi's Instagram:

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