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