Entertainers are banding together to push some backward governments into the 21st century!
Tracy Morgan is the latest star to cancel an appearance over an unjust law targeting LGBT rights.
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This time, the state is Mississippi, and the law is the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act — yet another law designed to legalize and INCREASE discrimination against gays.
The Saturday Night Live alum was scheduled to perform in Tunica as part of his Picking Up The Pieces tour but abruptly cancelled on Tuesday, explaining in a press release:
"Tracy did not make this decision lightly. 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his tour dates in the area after the 'Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act' is either repealed or heavily amended."
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams previously canceled his Biloxi, MS show over the same law.
Considering Tracy once got in trouble for joking that he'd "stab" his son if he turned out to be gay, we're glad to see his heart is filled with nothing but acceptance IRL.
Way to go, Tray!
[Image via AKM-GSI.]
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