Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled a concert that had been scheduled for Sunday night in Greensboro, N.C., as a protest against the state’s so-called “bathroom bill,” Rolling Stone reports. The protest targets North Carolina’s passage of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.
“In a note on the rocker’s official website, Springsteen condemned lawmakers for passing legislature that infringes so heavily on the rights of the state’s LGBT community,” the article reports. The message from Springsteen states: “No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden.”
Rolling Stone notes: “As part of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, also known as HB2, transgender people are forced to use restrooms associated with their birth certificate, and the LGBT community’s rights within the workplace are also impinged.”
Springsteen writes in his message: “To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress.”