Musician Bruce Springsteen made headlines earlier this month after he cancelled his concert in North Carolina following a new law affirming that men and women must use public restrooms that match their biological sex rather than their "gender identity."
Springsteen, essentially, denied service to an entire state because their government's decision conflicted with his personal beliefs. In America, he's allowed to do that. But as a number of Christian cake bakers, photographers, and florists have discovered, the same rights don't seem to apply to them when it comes to denying service to gay couples for their weddings.
The question is: If Springsteen decides to drift into semi-retirement as a high-demand wedding band member, and he's asked to do a gay wedding but has a moral objection to some aspect of it, will he publicly stand up for his right to turn down a potential client? Or will he let himself be forced to do every gay wedding client that fits into his schedule lest he be hit with a discrimination lawsuit?
According to CBS affiliate WNCN, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have also just cancelled their upcoming North Carolina concert, saying the state's "extremely disappointing" law "takes away some of the LGBT community's most basic rights and protections."