Taylor Swift Urges Passage of the Equality Act

Noted LGBT advocate Taylor Swift on Friday urged the U.S. Senate to pass the Equality Act, a bill that prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit and the jury system, the Tennessean reports. Passed in the U.S. House by a 236 – 173 margin, the legislation faces an uphill battle in the conservative Senate with President Trump reportedly also opposing the measure. In addition to her social media post, Swift also penned a letter to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander asking him to support the Act. It is not known when the bill will be heard by the Senate.

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