The Equality Act has a potent patron.
On Saturday, Taylor Swift posted an image of a letter to her 118 million follower Instagram account asking a veteran Tennessee lawmaker, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, to help pass the Equality Act. The bill, which passed through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives in May, outlaws discrimination against LGBTQ people in public places like schools, work, and housing.
The Republican-controlled Senate can now take up a vote. But there’s no vote scheduled, and it’s unknown if the Senate will decide to vote at all.
“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 commented. “I urge you to write to your senators too. I’ll be looking for your letters by searching the hashtag #lettertomysenator.” Read more…