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Ciara & Russell Wilson Called Off Original Wedding Plans In North Carolina Because Of The State's Anti-LGBT HB2 Law

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Way to take a stand, Ciara and Russell Wilson!

As you know, the adorable love birds tied the knot last month in a magical ceremony at Peckforton Castle located just outside of Liverpool — but it turns out these weren't the original plans for the big day!

Speaking to The Knot, celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss opened up about organizing the special occasion for CiCi and Russ not once, but three times.

Turns out, the 30-year-old songstress was initially supposed to say "I do" to her man in North Carolina — the state where he played baseball and football in college — but ultimately the duo decided to change venues because of the state's controversial bathroom bill.

Related: Justice Department Rules NC's Anti-LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights

In case you didn't know, HB2 notably forces transgender individuals to use the bathrooms associated with their biological sex, rather than the gender with which they identify.

The event guru dished on the difficulty landing the perfect location:

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NBA Pulls All-Star Game From North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Legislation!

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Way to go, NBA!

The NBA has had enough of North Carolina's anti-LGBT bullsh*t!

On Thursday, the Association announced that it will NOT be hosting the 2017 All-Star Game at Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena because of the state's controversial bathroom bill.

Related: Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Cancel Their NC Concert!

This comes less than a week after NC's lawmakers had a chance to change up HB2 — which notably forces transgender individuals to use the bathrooms associated with their biological sex, rather than the gender with which they identify — but instead left the law intact.

And now, Commissioner Adam Silver has had enough.

In a new statement, the NBA explained that they can't wait any longer for the awful legislation to change, saying:

"The NBA has decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte with the hope of rescheduling for 2019. Since March, when North Carolina enacted HB2 and the issue of legal protections for the LGBT community in Charlotte became prominent, the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets have been working diligently to foster constructive dialogue and try to effect positive change. We have been guided in these discussions by the long-standing core values of our league. These include not only diversity, inclusion, fairness and respect for others but also the willingness to listen and consider opposing points of view."

The basketball league also explained that the discriminatory bill does not uphold the NBA's values:

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Selena Gomez Is Donating The Proceeds From Her North Carolina Concert To A Local LGBT Group!

Selena is amazing!

Selena Gomez is gonna kill em with kindness!

And while her former BFF Demi Lovato decided to cancel her NC concert with Nick Jonas to protest House Bill 2the bill that forces transgender individuals to use the bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex — the 23-year-old is fighting for LGBT rights a little bit differently.

Related: Selena Spends Quality Time With THIS Soccer Star!

Miz Gomez will still perform on June 7 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, but will donate the proceeds from her Revival Tour stop to a local LGBT group.

The pop princess gave Billboard a statement about the show, saying:

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Justice Department Rules North Carolina's Controversial Anti-LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights — Get The Scoop!

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As we're sure you're aware, back at the end of March, North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which states that cities in the state can no longer create their own laws regarding banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. BLEH!

Thankfully, despite amending the bill after some backlash, celebs like Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, and even President Barack Obama have all SLAMMED the HB2.

Related: Donald Trump Micropenis Artist Was Punched In The Face By A Trump Supporter!

Well now it looks like there's been a pretty big win for people who aren't bigots as the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that

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North Carolina Has No Future Now With Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato! They Cancelled Their Tour Stops Because Of That Anti-LGBTQ Law!

Way to go, you two!

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have decided to cancel their upcoming tour stops in North Carolina.

The pop powerhouses were supposed to play shows in both Raleigh and Charlotte, but have decided to pull the plug on those performances because of the state's anti-LGBTQ legislation.

About a month ago, Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which states that local cities and towns can no longer create their own rules banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Related: Pearl Jam Also Cancelled A Concert In North Carolina!

HB2 also says that transgender individuals must use the bathrooms that match the "biological sex" on their birth certificates in public schools, government agencies, and public college campuses.

In light of this terrible piece of legislation, the musicians announced on Monday that their Honda Civic Tour: Future Now will not be stopping in NC, sharing their joint statement on Instagram.

Ch-ch-check it out (below):

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