Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato cancel two concerts!
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have decided to cancel two of their concerts. And it’s because of the state’s HB2 law. The law prohibits freedom of love and they are both calling the law “discriminatory.”
Earlier this morning it was confirmed that Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are canceling two of their show dates for “Future Now,” in Charlotte and Raleigh. The concert was scheduled for June 30 and July 2, 2016 but the two have sat down and carefully thought the action through they have come to the conclusion to cancel the show, revealing the news on Twitter:
“One of our goals for the tour has always been to create an atmosphere where every single attendee feels equal, included, and accepted for who they are,” the post said.
“North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 law is extremely disappointing, and it takes away some of the LGBT community’s most basic rights and protections. But we will not allow this to stop us from continuing to make progress for equality and acceptance.
“We know the cancellation of these shows is disappointing to our fans, but we trust that you will stand united with us against this hateful law.”
House Bill 2 can be read in full in on their official PDF document [HERE]:
HOUSE BILL 2
1 AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR SINGLE-SEX MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM AND
2 CHANGING FACILITIES IN SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC AGENCIES AND TO CREATE
3 STATEWIDE CONSISTENCY IN REGULATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC
5 Whereas, the North Carolina Constitution directs the General Assembly to provide for
6 the organization and government of all cities and counties and to give cities and counties such
7 powers and duties as the General Assembly deems advisable in Section 1 of Article VII of the
8 North Carolina Constitution; and
9 Whereas, the North Carolina Constitution reflects the importance of statewide laws
10 related to commerce by prohibiting the General Assembly from enacting local acts regulating
11 labor, trade, mining, or manufacturing in Section 24 of Article II of the North Carolina
12 Constitution; and
13 Whereas, the General Assembly finds that laws and obligations consistent statewide for
14 all businesses, organizations, and employers doing business in the State will improve intrastate
15 commerce; and
16 Whereas, the General Assembly finds that laws and obligations consistent statewide for
17 all businesses, organizations, and employers doing business in the State benefit the businesses,
18 organizations, and employers seeking to do business in the State and attracts new businesses,
19 organizations, and employers to the State;
What do you guys think about the B2 law? And are you disappointed about the cancellation? Let us know in the comments below!