Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act
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Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison SwiftTaylor Swift sends gifts to front-line nurse: 'I am so inspired by your passion for helping' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Supreme Court announces unanimous rulings Taylor Swift donates ,000 to family whose father died of COVID-19 MORE on Thursday celebrated the House's passage of the Equality Act, and urged the Senate to pass the legislation, as well.

In a tweet, the artist wrote: "YES!!! Fingers crossed and praying that the Senate will see trans and lgbtq rights as basic human rights."


Despite the pop star's endorsement, the Democrat-led bill faces an unlikely path to President BidenJoe BidenObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Biden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Mondale in last message to staff: 'Joe in the White House certainly helps' MORE's desk due to Republican opposition; the House vote Thursday was largely among party lines, 224-206, with the legislation failing to pick up even moderates such as Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerGOP struggles to rein in nativism The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax Taylor Greene defends 'America First' effort, pushes back on critics MORE (R-Ill.).

Just three GOP members of the House — Reps. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoTop House Republicans ask Harris for meeting on border Personal security costs for anti-Trump lawmakers spiked post-riot New US sanctions further chill Biden-Putin relations MORE (R-N.Y.), Tom ReedTom ReedHouse panel opens probe into Tom Reed over sexual misconduct allegations Fitzpatrick replaces Tom Reed as House Problem Solvers co-chair These House lawmakers aren't seeking reelection in 2022 MORE (R-N.Y.) and Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickHouse passes bill to prevent violence in health care workplaces House panel opens probe into Tom Reed over sexual misconduct allegations Fitzpatrick replaces Tom Reed as House Problem Solvers co-chair MORE (R-Pa.) — supported the passage of the act Thursday. If signed into law, the legislation would extend sweeping protections to gay and transgender Americans by expanding the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the Jury Selection and Services Act to include language guaranteeing protections on the basis of gender identity and sexuality.

"[I]n states across the country, differing standards have made it difficult for employers to conform to conflicting laws," Katko, one of the three GOP defections on the bill, said in a statement Thursday. "The Equality Act has received strong support from the business and manufacturing community. This bill will ensure equal opportunity in the workplace.”

Swift originally championed the bill in a music video for her single "You Need To Calm Down" in 2019, which included cameos from LGBTQ+ activists and stars such as RuPaul, Billy Porter, Ellen DeGeneres, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the cast of Netflix's "Queer Eye."