Billy Ray Cyrus Speaks Out Against Anti-LGBT Laws

"We've come too far—we can't mess this up."

Billy Ray Cyrus has joined the growing list of celebrities speaking out against anti-LGBT laws in North Carolina and Mississippi. In a statement posted to the his Facebook page, the “Achy Breaky Heart” singer said he would feel “negligent” if he didn’t speak up.

Cyrus credits daughter Miley’s LGBT activism—and singer Bryan Adams, who cancelled a performance in Mississippi this week.

“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 wrote.

“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.”

Cyrus and Adams are not the only celebrities pushing back against anti-LGBT legislation: Bruce Springsteen announced that, following the passing of HB2 in North Carolina, he would not be performing in the state.

Additionally, nearly 100 prominent authors, including John Grishom, The Help’s Kathryn Stockett and nobel laureate Natasha Trethewey—have signed a letter in protest of Mississippi’s new Religious Accommodations Act.

h/t: Entertainment Weekly

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