Pearl Jam canceled its concert on Monday that was scheduled for April 20 in North Carolina in protest of the law that eliminates local governments’ ability to pass legislation to protect gay and transgender individuals.
“The HB2 law that was recently passed is a despicable piece of legislation that encourages discrimination against an entire group of American citizens,” the band announced on its website. “The practical implications are expansive and its negative impact upon basic human rights is profound. We want America to be a place where no one can be turned away from a business because of who they love or fired from their job for who they are.”
The law has been criticized by businesses and Bruce Springsteen also canceled a concert that was scheduled to take place in the state.
Pearl Jam assured its fans that they would receive a full refund and…