CBS News reports:
Taylor Swift called out the White House during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards Monday night for failing to respond to a petition she circulated about passing the Equality Act — and the White House responded, but with a statement it used in May.
“It now has half a million signatures, which is five times the amount that it would need to warrant a response from the White House,” Swift said, then looked at her wrist as if to gesture she was checking the time on a watch. Responding to Swift’s call-out, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said.
“The Trump administration absolutely opposed 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.”
Guess who else opposes the Equality Act?
— Steve Rothaus (@SteveRothaus) March 18, 2019