Three days before it was set to perform in Raleigh, N.C.., Pearl Jam has become the latest musical act to cancel a show in the state because of a new state law whose aim was to wipe out attempts in Charlotte to provide anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people.
The group made its announcement with a hand-written note posted on Twitter and the band’s website this afternoon.
The band Boston also canceled its concerta to protest the passage of HB2, which prevents cities from enacting anti-discrimination policies based on gender identity and mandates that students in state schools use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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