In case you missed it, Miley Cyrus has became the latest pop music star to speak out against legislative discrimination toward the transgender community. In spite of Bruce Springsteen’s highly publicized protest against transgender discrimination in North Carolina, which resulted in the cancelation of both his recent and any future concerts, Tennessee is attempting to pass legislation that seems nearly identical to NC’s law, which requires a person to use public bathrooms based on the gender their were initially assigned on their birth certificate.
Like Springsteen’s Carolina based complaint, Cyrus is stressing that Tennessee’s new legislative bill 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.”