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Following Trump’s trans military ban, Liam Payne pledges support for the LGBTQ community

A new Instagram post from former One Direction member Liam Payne, on the heels of his new solo single “Strip That Down,” voices his solidarity with the LGBTQ community in the wake of Donald Trump‘s announcement that he’s banning transgender people from serving in the military “in any capacity.”

He’s only the latest celebrity to come out in opposition to the impromptu ban, which so far the Pentagon has made no steps to reinforce.

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Payne’s post has already been liked over 337,000 times, despite being a simple quote from Thomas Jefferson alongside the hashtag #lgbtqrights.

Thomas Jefferson #lgbtqrights

A post shared by Liam Payne (@liampayne) on

Here’s the quote:

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

After an ornery “fan” suggested he should steer clear of American politics due to his British nationality, Payne wrote:

“I have a house there and pay taxes but it’s not about that it’s about support for a community that deserves the right to live the dream of serving they’re (sic) country if that’s what they desire”

Now shut up, ornery Liam Payne fan.