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Here are some people making North Carolina pay for its anti-LGBT law

Bruce Springsteen
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North Carolina has felt the economic impact of passing an anti-LGBT law last month as several businesses have withdrawn plans to invest in the state and musicians have canceled concerts.

The law does not include anti-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals and blocks local municipalities from passing additional protections for them. The bill also requires people to use public bathrooms that correspond to the gender they were assigned at birth.

Even as North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) has continued to defend the law, it has cost the state millions in lost tourism revenue. 

Here’s a look at those who have taken action after the law was passed:

Bruce Springsteen

Ringo Starr

Pearl Jam



Deutsche Bank

Cirque de Soleil

Michael Moore


Stephen Schwartz


Several cities, including Washington, D.C., San Francisco, New York and Atlanta have also banned government-sponsored travel to the state.

While the law has had a negative economic impact on the state, it’s important to remember that that the consequences for LGBT individuals living in the state are already being felt.


(Editor's note: This post was originally published on our media partner HuffPost Queer Voices.)