Taylor Swift targets Trump over LGBT law

Taylor Swift has taken aim at the US president as she gathers support for a pro-LGBT law in the US.
Taylor Swift has taken aim at the US president as she gathers support for a pro-LGBT law in the US.

Taylor Swift has taken aim at Donald Trump as she gathers support for a pro-LGBT law in the US.

The pop star, who broke her long-held silence on political matters last year to support the Democrats, is urging her fans to send letters to their senators calling for them to back the Equality Act.

The act, which has been passed by the House Of Representatives and will now go before the Senate, would introduce laws to protect the LGBT community, by adding sexual orientation and gender identity as outlawed forms of discrimination.

Swift shared an open letter to Twitter, telling her fans that as it stands, "legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others", adding it is "disgusting and unacceptable".

Swift said: "I personally reject the President's stance that his administration 'supports equal treatment for all' but that the Equality Act 'in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights'.

"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'."

Australian Associated Press