Tracy Morgan Cancels Mississipi Performance Over State’s New Anti-LGBT Law

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Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan

Several top stars such as Morgan are employing their celebrity to fight for equality for their much discriminated against brethren.
As you would expect people in societies who have developed past a primal level to do.
Morgan was scheduled to perform in Tunica, Mississippi; but the state’s new law, dubbed the ‘Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act’, has led to him cancelling the performance, due to its anti-LGBT stance.
The law is one of several anti-LGBT ordinances springing up all over the American south. Mississipi’s law is supposed to shield a business owner who refuses service to LGBT oriented members of the community from prosecution. It is couched under religious freedom, but discrimination is illegal, religious or not.
Morgan issued a statement Tuesday communicating his decision.
Tracy did not make this decision lightly,” reads the official statement. “He very much looks forward to rescheduling his tour dates in the area after the ‘Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act’ is either repealed or heavily amended.”
North Carolina has also been hit with several boycotts after they passed a similar law passed- Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and Pearl Jam have all recently canceled planned shows in the state.


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