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  • Rob Reiner Announces Boycott Of North Carolina Over Anti-Gay Law

    Acclaimed director Rob Reiner has announced that he will not make another movie in North Carolina until it repeals its "hateful" new anti-LGBT law. 

    Famed director Rob Reiner, who gave us classic movies like When Harry Met Sally and A Few Good Men, is the latest outraged citizen to take a stand against North Carolina's new anti-gay law, which forbids communities in that state from establishing their own LGBT protections. 

    Reiner, who has long been a political activist, has pledged not to tape another project in North Carolina until the state repeals HB2, the law that Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed into law this week, voiding an anti-discrimination ordinance the city of Charlotte passed, enacting historic LGBT protections for that community. 

    "Until this hateful law is repealed and LGBT North Carolinians are treated with the equal dignity they deserve," said Reiner, "I will not film another production in North Carolina, and I encourage my colleagues in the entertainment industry to vow to do the same," 

    According to NBC News, Reiner's threat may have more bite than you think; an incentive program which reduces the tax burden on film companies taping in North Carolina have made that state a major film and television production hub.

     

    This article has been updated to correct that the legislation is a "religious freedom" law. It is not.

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    • commented 2016-03-29 17:37:18 -0400
      NC repealed the tax two years ago, Rob has never filmed in NC, people are laughing at him here in Charlotte

    • commented 2016-03-26 13:26:15 -0400
      I was under the impression that NC had repealed the tax incentives for film companies last year?

    • commented 2016-03-26 12:21:03 -0400
      I have loved and respected both Rob and his father from the moment I was aware of who they are. I can only hope Rob has passed on his kindness, sense of fairness, compassion and belief on equality as well as his awesome sense of humor to his children and grandchildren.

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