Brad Paisley took on North Carolina’s House Bill 2 in an acoustic song on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night.
Appearing on the ABC late-night show with singer Demi Lovato, who canceled her North Carolina shows in opposition to HB2, Paisley sang about the controversial measure to the tune of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man.”
“Sit by your man. We’re all just human beings,” the country artist sings. “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. Sit by your man.”
HB2, signed into law March 23, requires transgender people in government facilities to use the restroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate. It also sets statewide categories of protected classes under nondiscrimination laws that exclude sexual orientation and gender identity.
Paisley’s no stranger to protest songs on late-night comedy shows. In 2013, for example, he sang about the BP oil spill on Jimmy Fallon’s show.
Paisley is scheduled to perform at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte Sept. 17 and at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh the following night.