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Cirque Du Soleil Cancels N.C. Performances To Protest Anti-Gay Law

Cirque de Soleil has canceled its scheduled North Carolina performances in Greensboro, Charlotte and Raleigh, adding its brand-name heft to the growing protest against the state’s HB2 legislation that restricts bathroom access for transgender people and prohibits local anti-discrimination ordinances based on sexual orientation.

The Quebec-based Cirque joins an expanding list of high-profile entertainers canceling gigs in the state, including Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr. Bryan Adams nixed an appearance in Biloxi, Mississippi, for similar reasons.
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