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San Francisco Symphony Boycotts North Carolina Over Anti-Trans Law

Even though the guy who signed North Carolina’s transphobic bathroom bill has been voted out of office, the law itself still stands. So in addition to the many businesses who have already boycotted the state over its transphobic law, you can include the San Francisco Symphony. The 100+ member symphony had intended on playing a program on April 5 and 6 at Chapel Hill, but they announced on Monday that they had cancelled that appearance in protest of the state’s anti-LGBT law.

While the hundreds of millions of dollars lost in the ongoing boycott have undoubtedly hurt North Carolina’s LGBT people, the lost money has also had a hand in getting the guy who signed it kicked out of office. Now if the state can just repeal the law… but that will be difficult with North Carolina’s Republican-led legislature; plus, courts are declining to rule on HB2’s constitutionality until the Supreme Court hears a case on whether banning trans people from bathrooms matching their gender identity violates Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments Act.

(featured image via Kristen Loken)