Show off due to rights law

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Cana­dian rocker Bryan Adams is can­celling a per­for­mance this week in Mis­sis­sippi, cit­ing the US state’s new law that al­lows re­li­gious groups and some pri­vate busi­nesses to refuse ser­vice to gay cou­ples. Adams (pic­tured) said in a state­ment that he was can­celling a show on Thurs­day at the Mis­sis­sippi Coast Coli­seum in Biloxi. The singer said he can’t “in good con­science” per­form in a state where “cer­tain peo­ple are be­ing de­nied their civil rights due to their sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion”. The move comes af­ter Bruce Spring­steen and the E Street Band can­celled a Sun­day show in Greens­boro, North Carolina, be­cause of the state’s new law block­ing an­tidis­crim­i­na­tion rules for the LGBT com­mu­nity. The Mis­sis­sippi law will take ef­fect on July 1. Sup­port­ers of the law say it of­fers pro­tec­tion for Chris­tians who ad­here to tra­di­tional views of mar­riage and gen­der roles.

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