If you aren't familiar, North Carolina recently passed the law "House Bill 2" -- a law that gives business owners the right to discriminate against members of the LGBT community. The state has long had laws regulating workplace discrimination, use of public accommodations, minimum wage standards and other business issues.
It is unfortunate that we live in a world where you can't dine at the same restaurant as others because of your gender identity, and this is not limited to other places, including stores and even bathrooms. If this is true -- what about musical events?
"After much thought and deliberation, we have decided to cancel our Honda Civic Tour: Future Now shows in Raleigh and Charlotte. One of our goals for the tour has always been to create an atmosphere where every single attendee feels equal, included, and accepted for who they are.
North Carolina's discriminatory HB2 law is extremely disappointing, and it takes away some of the LGBT community's most basic rights and protections. But we will not allow this to stop us from continuing to make progress for equality and acceptance.
We know the cancellation of these shows is disappointing to our fans, but we trust that you will stand united with us against this hateful law."
-Demi and Nick