Gregg Allman Condemns 'Bathroom Bill,' Will Still Carry out in NC

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 3:06 AM

Allman, who's a concert lined up in Greensboro, N Carolina, tomorrow, posted a message on his official website explaining that he opposes the legislation, as well as a similar law recently enacted in Mississippi.

Gregg Allman Condemns 'Bathroom Bill,' Will Still Carry out in NC

Gregg Allman is the latest music star to voice criticism of a recent law passed by NC known as the "bathroom bill," which many people consider to be discriminatory against the LGBT community.

Allman, who's a concert lined up in Greensboro, N Carolina, tomorrow, posted a message on his official website explaining that he opposes the legislation, as well as a similar law recently enacted in Mississippi.

"For over forty-five years, I've been fortunate to play music all around this country and the world. I've been honored to know and be friends with many different people from all walks of life," wrote the singer.

"Although we, as a nation, have made progress in many areas, it'south dreary and infuriating that some, in two thousand-sixteenth, are still working so tough to get the rights far from our brothers and sisters, as in the cases of 'bathroom laws' recently passed in N Carolina…and Mississippi…discriminating against the LGBT community."

He added, "I know that NC is a state full of excellent folks and faithful fans, many of whom are mad about and perceive misrepresented by this action. My band and I'll continue to play our indicate as scheduled there tomorrow, April thirteen, and hope that our music unites people in this challenging time."

Allman finished his message by declaring that he and his band "stand in solidarity with the LGBT community urging [NC Gov. Pat] McCrory to hear to the people and reverse this wrong."

Allman'south message comes a few days after Jimmy Buffett announced that he'd be going ahead with two shows scheduled in NC following week, while also strongly criticizing the "bathroom bill," which he called a "stupid law." Bruce Springsteen and the east Str Band, meanwhile, canceled an April ten indicate in Greensboro in protest over the legislation.

The "bathroom bill," also known as House Bill two and the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, was signed into law latest mo by Gov McCrory. It mandates that people should utilize bathrooms that match the sex that'south indicated on their birth certificates, which opponents of the law argue is discriminatory toward the transgender community.

Today, Gov. McCrory announced an executive order addressing concerns about the bill.

"After listening to people’s feedback for the past several weeks on this issue, I've arrive to the conclusion that there is a grand deal of misinformation, misinterpretation, confusion, a lot of passion and frankly, selective outrage and hypocrisy, particularly against the grand state of N Carolina," McCrory said in a video statement. "Based upon this feedback, I'm taking action to affirm and make better the state’s commitment to privacy and equality."

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