Trump admin responds to Taylor Swift’s Equality Act petition: bill is ‘filled with poison pills’

Trump admin responds to Taylor Swift’s Equality Act petition: bill is ‘filled with poison pills’ by Calvin Freiburger for Life Site News

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The Trump administration reiterated its opposition to the so-called “Equality Act” Tuesday, responding to a challenge by pop star Taylor Swift in support of the wide-reaching LGBT measure.

Swift used her Monday performance at the annual MTV Video Music Awards to promote her petition supporting the Equality Act, which she claimed “basically just says we all deserve equal rights under the law.” She added that its more-than 500,000 signatures “is five times the amount that it would need to warrant a response from the White House.”

Fox News notes that the administration is only obligated to address petitions if they gather 100,000 signatures within a 30-day window, but the White House chose to answer questions on the matter anyway.

“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,” deputy press secretary Judd Deere told CNN in response to an inquiry about Swift’s challenge.

The Equality Act would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include “sex,” “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity” among expressly recognized “non-discrimination” categories in “public accommodations” (the definition of which would be dramatically expanded); and force employers of 15 or more people to recognize their claimed “gender identity,” forbid them from “discriminating” based on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity,” and mandate transgender “access” to sex-specific facilities.

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