Taylor Swift asks Tennessee senator to support Equality Act

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ARCHIVO – Taylor Swift durante un concierto en el Estadio Wembley en Londres en una fotografía del 22 de junio de 2018. Swift compartió las 30 cosas que ha aprendido antes de cumplir 30 años en un artículo de la revista Elle publicado el miércoles 6 de marzo de 2019. Swift cumple 30 en diciembre. […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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 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. Every Democrat voted in favor, along with eight Republicans. However, in the GOP-controlled Senate, the bill’s chances appear slim.

Swift added that she “personally rejects” the notion that President Donald Trump’s administration supports equal treatment of all people.

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