Taylor finally got a response to her petition on Equality Act after Calling out Trump Administration on MTV VMAs

During an acceptance speech on Monday’s MTV VMAs ceremony, Taylor Swift told viewers that she was still waiting for a response from the Trump administration.

Swift won the award for Video of the year for her song “You Need to Calm Down”. She performed on the same song at the MTV Video Music Awards held on Monday. The song has been widely received by LGBTQ Community worldwide. She received praise for its themes of promoting self-Love, Support for community and acceptance. During her speech, Taylor stressed that she still did not receive any response regarding her petition in support of the Equality Act.

Taylor Swift finally got a response on her petition in support of the equality act on Tuesday.

She received the response by White House Deputy Press Secretary Jude Deere on Tuesday, which stated that the Trump administration disapproves of discrimination, but does not support the Equality Act bill.

The Democratic-controlled House has already passed the Bill but the bill is yet to be presented in Republican-controlled Senate for voting.

Swift has not always been vocal on politics and had to face criticism too because she kept her political views to herself in the past. The singer strongly supports equal rights for all and expressed her views in mid 2018 for the first time, when she posted on Instagram, “ I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. “

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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According to Swift, the petition reached more than half a million signatures, which is five times more than the amount she needed to get a response from the White House.

The Trump administration in a way dismissed her petition.

“The Trump Administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, the House-passed bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.”, said White house representative Jude Deere.

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