Pressure has been mounting for Indiana to repeal their Religious Freedom Law and now Chicago rockers Wilco have given the masses another reason to be upset for the law.
The band posted on their Facebook page Monday, stating that they are canceling a show they had scheduled for May 7 show at the Murat in Indianapolis.
“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 Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed.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,” said the band.
Aside from Wilco’s display of disapproval for the law, thousands of protesters took it upon themselves on Saturday to assemble in protest of the new Religious Freedom Law. Those opposed to the law say that the phrasing in the law will allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.
Indiana’s law makers are currently doing their best to do damage control with wording in the law, but Wilco could just be the first of many dominoes to fall at the hands of the new law. Opponents have already threatened boycotts and further protest.
Also, with Wilco stepping up in protest of the law, other bands with shows already scheduled or tours coming up could follow in their wake. A similar occurrence took place when Arizona passed their immigration laws several years ago, and bands refused to play in the state until the law was repealed.