TOPEKA, Kan. — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to ban abortion is stirring alarm among LGBTQ advocates.
They fear that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex couples to marry. In the majority opinion issued Friday that overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, Justice Samuel Alito said the decision applied only to abortion. But critics discounted that statement. In a separate concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said the court should review other precedents, including decisions legalizing same-sex marriage and striking down laws criminalizing gay sex.
A protester at a Topeka, Kansas, abortion-rights rally said conservatives would not stop with abortion.