Taylor Swift urges GOP senator to support Equality Act: 'I personally reject the President's stance'
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Pop star Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison SwiftThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump grapples with Turkey controversy Taylor Swift 'obsessed' with politics, says she's cautious about celebrity support backfiring for Democrats Police: New Jersey man accused of Taylor Swift break-in arrested after doing doughnuts on Trump golf course MORE penned an open letter to Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderGOP braces for impeachment brawl McConnell tightlipped as impeachment furor grows GOP senator: 'Inappropriate' to discuss opponents, but impeachment a 'mistake' MORE (R-Tenn.) on Saturday calling on him to defend LGBT rights and support the Equality Act.

Swift released the letter early Saturday — the first day of Pride Month — asking for her home-state senator to “please, please think about the lives you could change for the better if you were to vote for the Equality Act in the Senate and prohibit this harsh and unfair discrimination.”

The singer pointed to a recent study that showed more than 64 percent of Tennesseans support laws for LGBT protections against discrimination.

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“To vote against this bill would be to vote against the wishes of most Tennessean and Americans,” Swift wrote.

The Hill has reached out to Alexander's office for comment.

Swift also took a dig at President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE and a statement released by a senior administration official after the passage of the Equality Act in the Democratic-led House in mid-May.

“I personally reject the President’s stance that his administration, ‘supports equal treatment of all,’ but that the Equality Act, ‘in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights,’” Swift wrote.

“No. One cannot take the position that one supports a community, while condemning it in the next breath as going against ‘conscience’ or ‘parental rights,’” she continued. “That statement implies that there is something morally wrong with being anything other than heterosexual and cisgender, which is an incredibly harmful message to send to a nation full of healthy and loving families with same-sex, nonbinary or transgender parents, sons or daughters.”

In addition to writing a letter to her senator, Swift launched a Change.org petition calling on the Senate to support the Equality Act. It quickly received more than 31,000 signatures as of Saturday morning.

The House voted for the first time last month to approve legislation banning anti-LGBT discrimination. Every Democrat voted in support of the bill, along with eight Republicans.

The Equality Act would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination in employment, housing, jury selection and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The bill faces an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is unlikely Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations Partisan squabbles endanger congressional response to Trump's course on Syria MORE (R-Ky.) will bring the measure up for a vote.

Trump is also unlikely to sign the bill should it make it through both chambers, despite his recognition of Pride Month on Friday. 

Swift previously avoided taking political positions, but she broke her silence last year by endorsing former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) in the state's Senate race over then-Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnGraham, Van Hollen introduce Turkey sanctions bill Lawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show GOP senators say Erdoğan White House invitation should be revoked MORE (R), who won the seat. The singer included support for LGBT rights among her reasons for the endorsement.

The “Bad Blood” singer has been a vocal proponent for the LGBT community and donated $113,000 to an advocacy group working against the “Slate of Hate” in her state legislature.

The Tennessee Equality Project's leader, Chris Sanders, shared Swift's note on Facebook last month. 

"I’m writing you to say that I’m so inspired by the work you do, specifically in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders standing up against the 'Slate of Hate' in our state legislature," the musician wrote. "Please convey my heartfelt thanks to them and accept this donation to support the work you and those leaders are doing. I’m so grateful that they’re giving all people a place to worship."