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Tegan and Sara, Sara Bareilles & More Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling Protecting LGBTQ Workers

On Monday (June 15), the Supreme Court issued the landmark ruling officially protecting LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination, and artists are taking to social media to celebrate the surprise victory.

Tegan and Sara shared The New York Times’ headline about the case’s verdict while shouting out the late Aimee Stephens — the transgender plaintiff who sadly passed away in May while awaiting the decision — with a hashtag. “It took 56 years but today the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ+ workers from workplace discrimination,” the sister act wrote on Facebook. “A terrific and unexpected victory. Some people have spent their entire lives fighting for this. Some died waiting to hear the ruling. There are so many fights ahead but today we celebrate.”

Sara Bareilles retweeted the news with nearly a dozen clapping emojis to illustrate her excitement, while RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Peppermint broke down the impact of the ruling in layman’s terms. “What the decision means… that lgbtqi persons are a PROTECTED class. And job discrimination based on this is illegal,” she wrote. “That is a brilliant thing ( this is how it WAS. but THEY were trying to delete it) the court ( America) said NOPE!”

Check out more celebrity reactions to the Supreme Court ruling below.

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— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) June 15, 2020

Just in: the #supremecourt
decision maintains #TitleVII
protections for LGBTQIA+. it is
ILLEGAL TO FIRE A WORKER FOR
THEIR SEXUALITY, GENDER OR
GENDER EXPRESSION!
❤
✊✊✊✊✊✊

— Peppermint (@Peppermint247) June 15, 2020

What the decision means… that lgbtqi persons are a PROTECTED class. And job discrimination based on this is illegal. That is a brilliant thing ( this is how it WAS. but THEY were trying to delete it) the court ( America) said NOPE! ❤

— Peppermint (@Peppermint247) June 15, 2020

The way I’m laying in this bed crying. FINALLY after all this some good news. ❤ https://t.co/hpmV2GxocB

— VINCINT (@VINCINT_) June 15, 2020

It took 56 years but today the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ+…

Posted by Tegan and Sara on Monday, June 15, 2020

❤ https://t.co/4rICHVvXap

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 15, 2020

SUPREME COURT OVER RULES IT IS ILLEGAL TO FIRE SOMEONE FOR BEING QUEER OR TRANS. CAN I GET A-PERIOD???!!!!

— Black trans life is precious (@IndyaMoore) June 15, 2020

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