I can just see the bigoted North Carolina governor, picking up newspapers to see which person or corporation has boycotted his state. I hope the legislatures that passed the hateful bill (in just one day)and got it signed the same day by the governor are having second thoughts.
The Great Work and Support of Beyoncé
Beyoncé has joined in the chorus of support against North Carolina’s House Bill 2.
In a statement published on her website late Tuesday, she writes that after making a tour stop the same day in Raleigh, “it is important for us to bring attention to those who are committed to being good and carrying on the message of equality in this core of controversy.”
The pop star endorses Equality North Carolina, a local LGBT organization that is working to get HB 2 repealed, in her note. She encourages her fans to volunteer, donate, become an ambassador, attend an event, or spread the word about Equality NC’s efforts in the state.
In her statement, Beyoncé writes that “rather than accepting the progression of LGBT rights” by letting Charlotte’s public accommodations ordinance to go into effect, the North Carolina legislature held a special session to overrule the Charlotte law, which would have banned discrimination against LGBT people, and passed the controversial anti-LGBT legislation known as House Bill 2, which specifically targets transgender people by not permitting them to use public restrooms or locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. It also bans local governments from including sexual orientation and gender identity in antidiscrimination ordinances, and bars residents from filing discrimination complaints in state court.
“Beyoncé’s support is another voice in the chorus for equality,” Chris Sgro, the executive director of Equality NC and the only open gay member in the legislature, told Raleigh-Durham’s alt-weekly, Indy Week: “There is only one solution. We must fully repeal HB 2. Beyoncé bringing attention to the fight for equality is a good step in that direction.”
Entertainers Boycotting North Carolina
Beyoncé joins a series of entertainers in speaking out against the divisive legislation: Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Star, Ani DiFranco, Nick Jonas. Demi Lovato, and Brian Adams .. Others, such as Cyndi Lauper and Dolly Parton, have said they will continue to perform in North Carolina but donate the proceeds to local LGBT organizations.
Paula: This bill will be declared null and void by the Supreme Court.