From the Guardian:
Bruce Springsteen on Friday cancelled an upcoming concert in North Carolina because of a controversial anti-LGBT law that critics say legalizes discrimination.
Springsteen was scheduled to perform on Sunday in Greensboro, but said he was cancelling the show because he and the E Street Band “want to show solidarity for those freedom fighters” protesting the law.
“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,” Springsteen said in a statement.
Take Springsteen's dead-on statement -- "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" -- and you can apply it to the mobs that ran amok after the emancipation of slaves, after the winning of suffrage for women, and after the legal end to racial desegregation. As well as those that still run amok over legalized (and perpetually threatened) abortion rights.
Now it's the anti-LGBT mob's turn to revolt against the reality of an advance in civilization -- and to prolong the everyday pummeling of LGBT people for as long as possible. The good news, such as it is in states like North Carolina, is that it appears neither industry nor fair-minded people of all sexual and gender orientations nor Springsteen fans will long tolerate the cost of bigots' temporary unconstitutional maneuverings. Nor can any breathing federal court judge before whom the law will soon appear.