Taylor Swift has shared an open letter to Tennessee’s Republican Senator Lamar Alexander in help of the Equality Act. The invoice—an enlargement of the Civil Rights Act that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate in opposition to people due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identification—was just lately handed within the House. Now, it should be handed by the Senate earlier than the President can signal it into legislation.
“I’ve decided to kick off Pride Month by writing a letter to one of my senators to explain how strongly I feel that the Equality Act should be passed,” Swift mentioned in a statement, urging followers to do the identical within the identify of LGBTQ+ rights. “The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable.” The invoice’s protections would prolong to employment, housing, mortgage purposes, schooling, public lodging and different areas.
“I personally reject the President’s stance that his administration ‘supports equal treatment of all,’ but that the Equality Act, ‘in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental conscience rights,’” Swift mentioned within the letter to her dwelling state Senator. “That statement implies that there is something morally wrong with being anything other than heterosexual and cisgender, which is an incredibly harmful message to send to a nation full of healthy and loving families with same-sex, nonbinary or transgender parents, sons or daughters.” See the complete assertion and letter under.
Swift has additionally started a petition to help the Equality Act, which has amassed over 50,000 signatures to this point.
Last 12 months, Swift broke her long-held political silence to declare her help for the Democratic social gathering forward of midterm elections.