The Latest: Jimmy Buffett not canceling North Carolina shows
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on reaction to a North Carolina law that limits protection for lesbians, gays and transgender people (all times local):
Entertainer Jimmy Buffett says he's not canceling two North Carolina concerts even though he thinks the state enacted a "stupid law" limiting protections for lesbians, gays and transgender people.
Buffett says he will perform scheduled shows in Raleigh on April 21 and Charlotte on April 23. But in a blog post he says scheduling of future shows will depend on whether the law is repealed.
Bruce Springsteen's cancellation in Greensboro over the weekend put the spotlight on big-name performers coming through the state.
Buffett condemns the law on his blog and says he thinks most of his fans feel the same way. But he says fans bought tickets long before the law was enacted last month. He adds: "I am not going to let stupidity or bigotry trump fun for my loyal fans this year."
Deutsche Bank is halting plans to add 250 jobs in North Carolina because of a state law limiting protections for lesbians, gays and transgender people.
Previously, the bank had planned to add the jobs through next year in Cary.
But on Tuesday co-executive officer John Cryan said the company is "unwilling to include North Carolina in its U.S. expansion plans for now," because of the law. He said the German bank may revisit the plans later.
The bank currently employs 900 people at a Cary software development center, and it said it plans to sustain that existing operation.
The law passed last month overrules LGBT antidiscrimination measures passed by local governments. It also excludes sexual orientation and gender identity from the state's antidiscrimination policy.