took to Twitter minutes into the beginning of June, Delight Month, to point out her endorsement of the Equality Act, the invoice that extends civil rights protections to homosexual and transgender People. Swift posted a letter addressed to Tennessee’s Republican Sen. that requested him to guard the rights of the LGBTQ neighborhood and assist the Equality Act.
“I’ve determined to kick off Delight Month by writing a letter to one in every of my senators to clarify how strongly I really feel that the Equality Act needs to be handed,” Swift wrote on Twitter to her followers. She inspired them to succeed in out to their senators and to make use of the hashtag #lettertomysenator for her to see.
Within the submit, Swift talked about a hyperlink to a change.org petition that she began, which on the primary day reached greater than 70,000 signatures, the place supporters of the laws can add their names to a doc urging the Senate to cross the Equality Act.Â
Swift talked about how the dearth of safety for the LGBTQ neighborhood may influence the state’s financial system and put “jobs in danger” with fewer firms being prepared to work within the state.
The Equality Act would lengthen civil rights protections to the LGBTQ neighborhood by prohibiting discrimination primarily based on sexual orientation or gender id. The protections would lengthen to employment, housing, mortgage purposes, training, public lodging and different areas, based on the Related Press.
“For Americans to be denied jobs or housing primarily based on who they love or how they establish, for my part, is un-American and merciless,” Swift wrote. “Please, please take into consideration the lives you possibly can change for the higher in case you had been to vote to assist the Equality Act within the Senate and prohibit this harsh and unfair discrimination.”
In Might, the invoice was handed by the Home of Representatives, with each Democrat and eight Republicans voting in favor. But it surely won’t have the identical outcome within the Republican-controlled Senate.Â
Swift has normally stayed away from politics, though shefor Senate in October 2018, but it surely was not sufficient to propel him to victory over Republican Marsha Blackburn.Â