10 Celesbians & Trans Celebrities React To Landmark Supreme Court Victory

Here are 10 of their reactions to the SCOTUS ruling so far, including Kate Moennig, Janet Mock, Hayley Kiyoko, and more.

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that makes it illegal to discriminate against workers for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer. The court found that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does, in fact, protect the LGBTQ+ community from workplace discrimination β€” a huge moment for queer and trans rights.

Three separate Supreme Court cases led to Monday’s ruling, but only one plaintiff, Gerald Bostock, is alive to celebrate. Aimee Stephens, whose case was the first trans civil rights case in Supreme Court history, passed away in May. The third plaintiff, Donald Zarda, passed away in 2014.

“Today, we can go to work without the fear of being fired for who we are and who we love,” Bostock said in a statement, per NBC News. “Yet, there is more work to be done. Discrimination has no place in this world, and I will not rest until we have equal rights for all.”

Stephens’ widow, Donna Stephens, also released a statement: “There are no words to describe what I’m feeling at this present moment. I know that the last seven years of Aimee’s life, she rose as a leader who fought against discrimination against transgender people. I am so grateful for this victory, to honor the legacy of Aimee.”

The ruling is a much-needed bright spot this week, as thousands gathered to support Black trans lives after a major stripping of trans healthcare rights by the Trump administration.

Millions of people are rejoicing right now, including notable queer and trans celebrities across music, acting, and politics. Here are 10 of their reactions to the SCOTUS ruling so far, including Kate Moennig, Janet Mock, Hayley Kiyoko, and more.

1. Kate Moennig

2. Hayley Kiyoko

3. Cynthia Nixon

4. Sen. Tammy Baldwin

5. Janet Mock

6. Sarah Kate Ellis

7. Lilly Wachowski

8. Tegan and Sara

9. Raquel Willis

10. Mayor Lori Lightfoot


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