Miley Cyrus Condemns Tennessee’s Transgender Students Bathroom Bill
Miley Cyrus is speaking out against a proposed Tennessee bill that would affect which bathrooms transgender students in public schools and universities would be required to use. In a statement posted on her Instagram account on Friday, Cyrus slammed the state’s proposed legislation that would make using the restroom consistent with one’s gender identity illegal.
The singer wrote, “For a moment a few weeks ago, it seemed like lawmakers in Tennessee had really heard the brave testimony of a transgender young person and her parents. A mother’s simple ask to legislators about what they would do if it was their child who was transgender hit a nerve, and the anti-transgender bill was sent to a summer study session, seemingly killing if for this year.” Cyrus then added, “But that was two weeks ago – a lifetime ago, it seems, in light of all that has happened since – and that bill is back.”
She also urged her followers to go to her Twitter page, where she post a link from the ACLU regarding violence against the transgender community. Country artists Emmylou Harris, Chely Wright and Ty Herndon, in addition to the Human Rights Campaign, have joined Cyrus voicing their opposition to the bill.
As Gossip Cop reported, Cyrus previously voiced her opposition to an anti-LGBT law in Indiana in March 2015. The singer slammed Indiana Governor Mike Pence for signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allowed private businesses and organizations to refuse services on the grounds of their religious beliefs to gays and lesbians. She wrote on Instagram, at the time, “You’re an a**hole @govpenceIN -1 cc: the only place that has more idiots tha[n] Instagram is in politics.”