Ellen DeGeneres, Meghan McCain and More Stars React to Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Rights

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Several stars are celebrating a landmark decision by the Supreme Court. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for an employer to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The 6-3 ruling adds LGBTQ people to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which already forbade discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin and religion. 

"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 in the majority's opinion. "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."

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted about the "historic" moment, while Meghan McCain wrote that the ruling was "huge and long overdue."

Taylor Swift tweeted on Monday, "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."

Cynthia Nixon celebrated the "HUGE VICTORY FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS!!!"

"Happy Pride Everybody -- the Supreme Court has decided LGBTQ people can sue for workplace bias.🏳️‍🌈⚖️," she wrote. "Thank you to @LambdaLegal , @ACLU , @chaifeldblum, trans leaders and litigants."

 

Mandy Moore called the decision "incredible news," adding that it's "a bright spot in a dark time."

Busy Philipps agreed, expressing excitement over the "LEGITIMATELY GREAT news!"

In a series of tweets, Justin Mikita wrote about the "landmark win for LGBTQ equality" and celebrated the court's decision.

"The last few weeks (or four years?) has felt like an endless barrage of bad news. I’m crying," he wrote. "I love queer people. I love you. I love being gay. I love marching for my black brothers and sisters. I love the idea that someday all will be treated with equal dignity & respect."

Tennis legend Billie Jean King tweeted that Monday's decision was "a huge win for the #LGBTQ community today."

"The Supreme Court ruled that living authentically is not a fireable offense," she wrote. "Protection under the law will now be afforded to millions of workers nationwide. 🌈 #Pride #LoveWins"

Keep reading for more celeb reactions.

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๐ŸŒˆHereโ€™s some good news in celebration of Pride month. On Monday, The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion on a historic case about LGBT employment discrimination, with the majority deciding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, also applies to the LGBTQ community!! _____________________________________________________________ According to The Associated Press, the court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBT workers. _____________________________________________________________ โ€An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids,โ€ Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the court. _____________________________________________________________ Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com ๐Ÿ“ธ Getty Images

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