Last week, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed a disgusting piece of legislation into law that will allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people based on the grounds of “religious freedom.” (Well, the actual wording of the law is a little more complicated than that, but that’s what it will end up doing in effect.) In response, many companies have responded with statements that they are considering pulling their business or curbing potential expansions that they had planned within the state. That attitude has started to leak over to bands as well. Wilco, who were set to perform a show at the Murat in Indianapolis on 5/7, announced on their Facebook page earlier today that they would be canceling in protest of the recently passed bill:
We are canceling our May 7 show at the Murat in Indianapolis. The “Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act” feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination to us. Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed. Refunds available at point of purchase.