Don’t miss country singer Brad Paisley’s trans bathroom anthem

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Dawn Ennis

This week, Jimmy Kimmel‘s late night talk show had a transgender theme, as the host discussed the issue of gender neutral bathrooms, and a celebrity guest criticized those who want to restrict access without regard for gender identity.

On Tuesday, Brad Paisley picked up his guitar and sang a song he said he’d written, inspired by the events in North Carolina, where a discriminatory law prohibits people from using a bathroom that doesn’t match the gender marker on their birth certificate.

“Country music dealt with this in the ’60’s,” Paisley told Kimmel.

His song is based on a classic country tune from 1968, Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man.” It last achieved notoriety in 1992 when Hillary Clinton cited it derisively in her husband’s first campaign for president.

As Towleroad reported, here are the lyrics sung by Paisley, and you can watch a clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live below.

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman
Especially when you were born a man.
In North Carolina, they’re checking for vaginas
If you want to use the can.
And I say: sit by your man,
We’re all just human beings.
He’s just a human peeing…
In the stall right next to you.
Sit by your man
Why is this such a big deal?
Hike up your dress, and take a stand
And sit by your man!

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