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Achey Breaky Heart: Billy Ray Cyrus Speaks Out Against NC and MS Anti-LGBT Laws

Billy Ray Cyrus Speaks Out Against NC and MS Anti-LGBT Laws

Singer/Songwriter and Miley’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus has joined the ranks of artists who have spoken out against anti-LGBT laws in Mississippi and North Carolina in recent weeks.

“I would feel negligent to not speak up,” Cyrus wrote in a Facebook post. Cyrus then referenced Bryan Adams’ announcement that he wouldn’t play shows in Mississippi after the state passed a law that outlaws the punishment of people who discriminate against others based on sexual orientation, and his daughter, Miley Cyrus, who has been an outspoken LGBT advocate. “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.”

He continued, “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.”
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