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Comedian Tracy Morgan has cancelled a gig in Mississippi over the US state’s controversial new law ...

Comedian Tracy Morgan cancels Mississippi gig over anti-LGBT law

By 18:24:00

Comedian Tracy Morgan has cancelled a gig in Mississippi over the US state’s controversial new law that allows religious groups to refuse services to gay people.

The former Saturday Night Live star said he would only reschedule his planned performance once the legislation had been “either repealed or heavily amended”.

Mississippi’s incoming law would allow certain workers, including some in private businesses, to cite religious beliefs to deny services to gay lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

The Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino – which was due to host the gig on April 29 – said ticketholders would be refunded.

A spokesman for Tracy said the comedian “did not make this decision lightly”.

“He very much looks forward to rescheduling his tour dates in the area after the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act is either repealed or heavily amended,” the spokesman said.

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