On Mar 23, North Carolina legislators passed HB2, also known as Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which confines transgender individuals to using bathrooms that correspond to their “biological sex.” Additionally, the “bathroom” law, as it has come to be known, states that new legislation put in place by the state government nullify previously instituted statutes protecting the LGBTQ community in North Carolina.
“I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters,” wrote Springsteen. “Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”
Springsteen is one of the many parties to speak up against the new legislation. PayPal cancelled plans to build its new office in Charlotte stating that the “new law perpetuates discrimination” and Hulu, also, moved the production of its new show from North Carolina, citing HB2 as the cause.