Taylor Swift has become more and more active in the social issues she believes in. The pop mega-star is once again using her massive platform for good, as she urges The Senate to pass The Equality Act.
Taylor tweeted out: “I want to take a moment and thank the courageous activists, advocates and allies for their dedication to fighting against discrimination and hatred. And as always, today I am sending my respect and love to those bravely living out their truth, even when the world we live in still makes that so hard to do. With a follow up: “Who you love and how you identify shouldn’t put you in danger, leave you vulnerable or hold you back in life. I proudly join GLAAD in their #summerofequality and add my voice to those who support The Equality Act. Happy Pride Month!”
GLAAD’s “Summer of Equality” campaign will focus on raising the voices of LGBTQ people and allies in key states where critical votes are needed in the U.S. Senate to pass the Equality Act. Given the Senate’s filibuster, it’s likely a sixty-vote majority will be required to secure passage and send it to President Biden’s desk for signature. Biden has said he will sign the bill. The Equality Act is the most significant LGBTQ civil rights legislation in history, providing comprehensive protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in key areas of society and the economy, including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. 27 states have no nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans. It allows a chance “for the full participation of LGBTQ people in society,” as the text of the Act says. The Equality Act also expands protections for all women, people of color and people of faith. To learn more about the Equality Act, click here.