Billy Ray Cyrus Speaks Out Against Discriminatory LGBT Laws

Billy Ray Cyrus
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Billy Ray Cyrus attends The 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the STAPLES Center on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 

Billy Ray Cyrus has joined the likes of Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen in speaking out against creeping anti-LGBT laws.

The “"Achy Breaky Heart" singer, actor and father of Miley Cyrus, shared a post on his Facebook page in which he said he “would feel negligent to not speak up.”

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He added, “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. 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.”

I would feel negligent to not speak up. In light of my good friend, Bryan Adams, taking a stand and my daughter having...

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The country star’s comments follow Adams' decision to cancel a scheduled show this Thursday in Mississippi’s following the state’s passing of the "Religious Liberty" bill, which has been described as the most aggressive anti-LGBT law in the country.

Springsteen nixed a concert in North Carolina on the weekend in protest to that state's controversial "bathroom" law, which dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use.