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Taylor Swift and Other stars reacts to Supreme Court ruling giving LGBTQ workers




Taylor Swift and Caitlyn Jenner were among the celebrities celebrating a new Supreme Court ruling in the US that gives the LGBTQ community protection in the workplace. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law, prohibiting discrimination based on sex, should also include sexual orientation and gender identity – meaning gay and transgender employees are now protected from being fired or discriminated against at work. The Trump administration had been against the ruling, but Judge Neil


Gorsuch stated: ‘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.’ The ruling is a huge win for the LGBTQ community and many stars were seen reacting on social media, with Taylor Swift insisting the move is a ‘beautiful step forward’.



She tweeted: ‘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.’


Caitlyn Jenner joined Taylor in celebrating and shared a video with fans via Instagram, encouraging others to ‘keep fighting’ for LGBTQ rights. The star, who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, said: ‘Victory, yes! A victory for the LGBT community in Supreme Court today. This is great news! ‘Trans voices must be heard and they are. This is a great day. Black trans lives matter, trans lives matter, we are not going to be erased, despite what the Trump administration has been doing to the trans community over the last couple of years.’ Caitlyn continued: ‘We’re going to keep on fighting and we’re going to fight hard, because this is Pride month and I’m so proud of being who I am. I want to encourage everybody to keep up the good fight, keep working it’s not over yet, we still have a lot of work to do.’






Selena Gomez tweeted in response to the ruling: ‘Great news,’ while Andy Cohen posted: ‘Hey Brett Kavanaugh – f**k you.’ Laverne Cox shared on Instagram: ‘We have won at the Supreme Court of the United States, 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.’


Ricky Martin added: ‘United States Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory for # LGBTQ rights, ruling that it’s illegal to be fired for sexual orientation or gender identity. # pride # SocialJustice # equality # equalityforall # shotoniphone.’




Former President Barack Obama tweeted: ‘Today reminds us that progress might be slow. It might take decades. But no matter what things might look like today, it’s always possible. Happy Pride month, everybody.’




Jessica Chastain told her followers the ruling is the ‘best news I’ve heard in weeks!’ She added: ‘Such an amazing victory for Pride Month. No more discrimination in the work place for the LGBTQ community, no more fear. I love you.’