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Supreme Court Heartbreaking Agenda

By Charlotte Robinson, October 06, 2020

In the midst of Trump’s death defying COVID theatrics Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas & Justice Samuel Alito have indicated their desire to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges the case making marriage equality for LGBTQ people the law of the land. The Obergefell decision was a close win & is vulnerable following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kevin Jennings, Lambda Legal CEO stated, “The nightmare of a hostile Supreme Court majority is already here. The confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett haven’t even started yet & Justices Thomas & Alito are already creating a laundry list of cases they want to overturn. And unsurprisingly, marriage equality is first on the chopping block. Confirming Judge Barrett would be the final puzzle piece they need in order to make it happen. Overturning our right to legally marry the person we love & to protect our families would only be the beginning; none of the hard-fought rights that we have won in the courts are safe. That includes the right to marry, to work, or to be recognized as the legal parents of our children. But we will not be forced back into the closet. Lambda Legal has taken on tough fights before, beginning in 1973 when we had to sue for our very right to exist under New York law & we’re ready for this one, too. We have come too far in the 47 years since we were founded to turn back now.” Lambda Legal is committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ people & everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education & public policy work.    For More Info: lambdalegal.org

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