A topic of much debate on the news, is North Carolina's new bill, which many believe condones discrimination.
Full article link: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/08/bruce-springsteen-cancels-north-carolina-concert-lgbt-discrimination-law
According to the Guardian article: "North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act allows governments to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and prevents municipal governments from creating local laws that would offer these groups protections. Under the law, all public institutions must post signs designating that bathrooms and locker rooms are to be used only based on biological sex".
Does North Carolina have the right under the Constitution to do this?
"Republican state legislators pushed the law through North Carolina’s general assembly and it was signed by the state’s governor, Pat McCrory, in just one day. Three people have filed a federal lawsuit against the act.
Major businesses including Bank of America and American Airlines, which are based in Charlotte, quickly condemned the law. This week, PayPal cancelled plans to open a new operation center in Charlotte, which would have employed more than 400 people".
Now Bruce Springsteen has cancelled a whole show (or more) there.
He states that “Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments,” Springsteen said. “Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters.”
In the case of thousands of fans, did he make the right call? Or is Bruce actually, by cancelling the concert, making his disappointed audience a mouthpiece for his own ideology?