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Celebrities React to Supreme Court's Decision That LGBTQ Individuals Cannot Be Discriminated Against in Workplace

Celebrities React to Supreme Court's Decision That LGBTQ Individuals Cannot Be Discriminated Against in Workplace

The Supreme Court has ruled that a federal law prohibiting discrimination in the workplace protects LGBTQ+ employees from being fired due to discrimination.

The 6-3 opinion was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, one of the conservatives in the court. Justice John Roberts also joined with the four liberal judges to create the 6-3 decision. Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas dissented.

“Ours is a society of written laws. Judges are not free to overlook plain statutory commands on the strength of nothing more than suppositions about intentions or guesswork about expectations,” the Judge wrote. “In Title VII, Congress adopted broad language making it illegal for an employer to rely on an employee’s sex when deciding to fire that employee.”

“We do not hesitate to recognize today a necessary consequence of that legislative choice: An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law,” he continued.

The Trump administration was arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act did not extend to the LGBTQ+ community. This is a huge defeat for them.

Celebrities have been reacting to this monumental decision by the Supreme Court.

Click inside for the celebrity reactions…

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