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The head of the E Street Band has joined the governors of several states by electing to ban non-essential travel to North Carolina.  The stand is being taken to protest a Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act passed by the state that prohibits transgender individuals from using public bathrooms matching their gender identity.  The decision by Springsteen resulted in the cancellation of a concert scheduled for Greensboro on Sunday (4/10). Springsteen wrote on his web site, "To my mind, it's an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress.  Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry - which is happening as I write - is one of them.  It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards."