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Billy Ray Cyrus Joins The Long List Of People Speaking Out Against North Carolina & Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Bills!

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Our hearts are anything but achy and/or breaky right now!

Billy Ray Cyrus is father to arguably the most progressive pop star in the entire world, so his stance on equal rights shouldn't come as too much of a shock.

Still, it's nice to see that Miley Cyrus' country papa has the same values as she does and is actively speaking out against those recent anti-LGBT bills in Mississippi and North Carolina!

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As you may have already seen, Canadian rocker Bryan Adams joined the long list of celebs cancelling gigs down South due to discrimination over the weekend, and it looks like he inspired Billy Ray to do the same!

In fact, the former Hannah Montana patriarch followed his friend's lead by sharing a message to his Facebook fans on Monday, saying:

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EXCLUSIVE! Porn Giant XHamster Responds To Criticism Over Their North Carolina Ban! Read Their LGBT-Supporting Statement!

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We broke the news on Monday that porn site XHamster.com had created a block on access to North Carolina consumers in defiance of the state's new anti-LGBT law!

Instead of their Internet porn, North Carolinians who tried to access the site only saw a popup which gave out incredible statistics on searches for "Gay" and "She male" site searches made by NC residents (see below).

Related: Bryan Adams Cancels Mississippi Concert, Citing State's New Anti-LGBT Law!

While many have applauded XHamster for taking what steps they could to try to fight the discriminatory law, the company has also received quite a lot of negative backlash.

But the company has an official response to the haters, one which they've shared exclusively with PerezHilton.com!

Read the stalwart statement of supreme support for the LGBT community (below):

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EXCLUSIVE! Porn Giant XHamster Is Shutting Off Access For North Carolina Because Of Anti-LGBT Law!

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Bigotry has yet another consequence — this time, with porn!

Online porn giant XHamster.com is shutting off access to viewers with IP addresses in North Carolina beginning Monday morning as a direct result of the state's horrible anti-LGBT law that was recently passed!

Related: Father Kills Son After Finding Out That He Was Gay

And in a statement XHamster shared EXCLUSIVELY with us, the site revealed their commitment to fighting for LGBT rights and clapping back against blatant discrimination:

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Bruce Springsteen Proves He's Still The Boss By Canceling North Carolina Concert Over Anti-LGBT Bill! Read His Statement!

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Born to run… away from North Carolina!

Girls in their Summer clothes are gonna be bummed to know that Bruce Springsteen just canceled an upcoming concert in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday.

However, we're happy to say that he's doing it to fight inequality in the state due to their recent anti-LGBT bill!

Related: Stephen Schwartz Bans Wicked Shows In NC Over Anti-LGBT Bill

As you may have heard, Gov. Pat McCrory passed bill HB2 at the end of March which allows businesses to refuse services to gays and forces transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender to which they were assigned at birth!

The Boss himself shared his inspirational decision on his website Friday afternoon, writing:

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North Carolina Loses HUNDREDS Of Jobs As PayPal Moves Out Over Anti-LGBT Bill!

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Fitting since PayPal wasn't around in the stone age!

North Carolina upset a lot of people across the country two weeks ago when their government decided to pass one of the most intolerant anti-transgender bills we've ever seen!

Luckily, it seems as though some companies are holding true to their pro-LGBT mission statements and are now punishing Gov. Pat McCrory for his bigoted law, which allows individuals, companies, and even state schools to refuse service to gays and forces transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender to which they were assigned at birth!

Related: Stephen Schwartz Bans Wicked Shows In N.C. Over Anti-LGBT Bill

In fact, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman announced in a statement on Tuesday that the money-transferring company will no longer be opening a planned 400-person office in Charlotte, saying:

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Wicked Composer Stephen Schwartz Bans North Carolina Performances Over Anti-LGBT Law!

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Good for Stephen Schwartz!

The legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway composer and his collaborators are halting ALL productions of Wicked and all his other works in the state of North Carolina to protest the passing of the state's very controversial anti-LGBT bill!

Related: Disney Channel Introduces Its First Gay Male Couple

The composer shared a very heartfelt and emotional message in Broadway World explaining his decision to stop performances in the beleaguered state, writing in part:

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North Carolina's Own Attorney General REFUSES To Defend 'Embarassing' Anti-LGBT Law — PLUS See Who's Boycotting The State!

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More good news on the human rights front, it would appear!

After North Carolina passed legislation that threatened the equal treatment of LGBT citizens of the state last week, all hope looked lost as gay rights supporters likely faced a long legal battle ahead just to secure basic rights.

But then something interesting happened…

Related: Gwen Stefani Says She'd Be Blessed To Have A Gay Son!

North Carolina's attorney general Roy Cooper — who was one of the men named in the lawsuit brought on by gay rights groups over the bigoted law — has indicated the state will NOT defend its new law in court, calling it discriminatory and a "national embarrassment."

YAY!!!

Cooper noted that business leaders are not fond of the terrible law, saying:

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