"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," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the court. "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."
"YES!! Thank you to the Supreme Court Justices who voted in favor and all the advocates who have fought so hard for this!" Swift tweeted. "We still have a long way to go to reach equality, but this is a beautiful step forward."
Ellen called the ruling "historic," while "Queer Eye's" Van Ness simply tweeted, "F--k yes Supreme Court."
McCain also chimed in, writing, "This is huge and long overdue!!!"
The 6-3 ruling, which also protects transgender people from discrimination in employment, is a resounding victory for LGBT rights. Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion and Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas dissented. https://t.co/DYbgsHlNmW
"We have won at the Supreme Court of the United States," Cox shared on her Instagram Story. "It's very emotional. We won at the Supreme Court. I can't even believe it. I'm overwhelmed. A six-three decision stating that it is illegal to fire someone for being LGBTQ in the United States of America."
"HUGE VICTORY FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS!!!" Nixon tweeted. "Happy Pride Everybody -- the Supreme Court has decided LGBTQ people can sue for workplace bias."
YES!! Thank you to the Supreme Court Justices who voted in favor and all the advocates who have fought so hard for this! We still have a long way to go to reach equality, but this is a beautiful step forward. 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈 https://t.co/zTd3i5P2TL
The LGBTQ civil rights movement began 51 years ago with the Stonewall Riots, led by trans POC heroes. Today we mark another milestone in our struggle for equality with a victory in the Supreme Court, extending Title VII nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQs.
Question: Does this mean that we now celebrate Justice Gorsuch for his role in protecting the rights of LGBT Americans? Or do we still have to hate him because of other decisions we don't agree with? #multidimensional
I was born in a very different time and had to go on my own journey for recognizing LGBTQ rights. Just like the country itself. Today is a great day for the universal truth that all people are created equal.