By Hayden Wright
Country music veteran Billy Ray Cyrus is the latest artist to speak out about recent legislation in Southern American states that critics say is anti-LGBT. Mississippi and North Carolina have recently passed “bathroom bills” barring transgender people from using bathrooms that reflect their gender identity.
“I would feel negligent to not speak up,” Cyrus wrote in a Facebook post. “In light of my good friend, Bryan Adams, taking a stand and my daughter having been on the ground floor of this movement, this issue is very important to me.”
The “Achy Breaky Heart” crooner called for equality in his short, powerful message to fans.
“As a friend and dad… I’ve witnessed this fight from the very beginning. I think everyone should be treated equal. We’ve come too far; we can’t mess this up.”