Ciara and Russell Wilson Say 'We Don't' To North Carolina's Transphobic Bathroom Bill

Wedding planner Mindy Weiss reveals how the couple boycotted the bathroom law in such a ceremonious way.

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Ciara and Russell Wilson decided that their dreams of a North Carolina wedding were a no-go, due to the existence of a controversial state law that discriminates against people who identify as transgender.

The H2b bill was passed in March and it states that people using public bathrooms must use the bathroom that is assigned to their gender at birth and makes it clear that the state is not intending to create a new class of protections based on sexual orientation or gender identification - and blocks cities or counties from doing so. 

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The couple's wedding planner Mindy Weiss confirmed in an interview with wedding website The Knot News that the couple had planned on having their nuptials in North Carolina but 'called it off due to the transgender bathroom laws.'

The Wilsons ended up tying the knot in front of a hundred guests  at 19th century castle Peckforton Castle in Cheshire with bridesmaids Kelly Rowland and Lala Anthony in attendance. 

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The couple aren't the first to boycott the state; the NBA felt that 'they could not host the All Star Weekend in the climate created by HB2', singers Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas cancelled all of their North Carolina tour dates as did Beatles drummer Ringo Star. 

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