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Bryan Adams Nixes Miss. Show Over New Law

He won't play where 'certain people are being denied civil rights'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 11, 2016 2:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples, the AP reports. Adams said in a statement posted on Facebook Sunday night that he is canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi because he can't "in good conscience" perform in a state where "certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation."

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"Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill," Adams said. "Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans." The move comes after Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled a Sunday show in Greensboro, NC, because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community. The Mississippi law, which supporters say provides protection for Christians, will take effect July 1. (Hulu has decided to shift a new comedy from North Carolina to Canada.)

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