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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- In reaction to the Supreme Court's decision that protects LGBT people from employment discrimination, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Tuesday that every American is "entitled to dignity and respect." 

The Tennessee lawmaker shared his reaction with reporters on a call Tuesday.

"My reaction is that every American individual is entitled to dignity and respect, and that the Supreme Court has spoken, and now it's the law of the land," Alexander said. 

The court decided Monday 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. 

Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, sided with the majority and wrote the opinion.

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