Tay­lor Swift asks Sen. Alexan­der to sup­port Equal­ity Act

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Tay­lor Swift says she’s kick­ing off Pride Month by ask­ing Ten­nessee’s Repub­li­can U.S. Sen. La­mar Alexan­der to pro­tect LGBTQ rights and sup­port the Equal­ity Act.

The pop star, who lives in Ten­nessee, posted a let­ter on so­cial me­dia early Satur­day say­ing that she sup­ported the House’s re­cent pas­sage of the Equal­ity Act, which would ex­tend civil rights pro­tec­tions to LGBT peo­ple by pro­hibit­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion based on sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion or gen­der iden­tity. The pro­tec­tions would ex­tend to em­ploy­ment, hous­ing, loan ap­pli­ca­tions, ed­u­ca­tion, pub­lic ac­com­mo­da­tions and other ar­eas.

The Demo­cratic-con­trolled House in mid-May passed the leg­is­la­tion. How­ever, in the GOP­con­trolled Se­nate, the bill’s chances ap­pear slim.

RICHARD SHOTWELL In­vi­sion/AP

Tay­lor Swift posted a let­ter on so­cial me­dia early Satur­day say­ing that she sup­ported the House’s re­cent pas­sage of the Equal­ity Act.

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