Bruce Springsteen Cancels NC Show Because of Law That 'Attacks the Rights of LGBT Citizens'

The singer says the law "attacks the rights of LGBT citizens."

The singer, who had been scheduled to perform in Greensboro Sunday, announced today that he would not be doing the show because the state passed HB2, or the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.

Refunds will be available for fans who had purchased tickets.

Springsteen's decision to cancel his show, was praised on Twitter by public figures.

Under the new law, transgender people who have not legally changed their sex will not be able to use the public restrooms of the gender with which they identify. The law also limits how the LGBT community can pursue claims of discrimination.

"Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters."