Bruce Springsteen said Friday that he was canceling a weekend show in Greensboro, North Carolina to show solidarity with those protesting a recently approved law that targets the LGBT community.

House Bill 2, approved last month during a one-day special session, blocks cities from enacting ordinances that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and bars students attending public institutions from using the bathroom that does not conform to their gender at birth.

“No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden,” Springsteen said in a statement. “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.”

“Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. 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,” he added.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, more than a dozen states this legislative session have considered legislation that would restrict bathroom access for transgender people.