Ellen DeGeneres just took to Twitter to speak out against Donald Trump’s decision to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender students.
“Just seeing the news about removing laws protecting trans people. This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay,” she tweeted.
Just seeing the news about removing laws protecting trans people. This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 23, 2017
The Trump administration rolled back Obama-era protections on Wednesday night that required public schools to allow children to use bathrooms and other facilities that correspond to their gender identities.
DeGeneres, an LGBT advocate who received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Obama in November, has been an outspoken critic of Trump.
DeGeneres used the movie “Finding Dory,” in which she voices the lead character, to criticize Trump’s immigration order after the president held a screening of the film at the White House, just one day after signing the initial executive order restricting travel for refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.
“Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo,” DeGeneres said on her show. “She ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall. They all have to get over the wall, and you won’t believe it, but that wall has almost no effect in keeping them out.”