All'inizio di questa settimana, a leaked draft opinion authored by conservative Justice Samuel Alito showed that the court was poised to overturn Roe
, the landmark
1973 case that protects abortion rights nationwide
, in a case concerning a strict Mississippi abortion law
. Though Alito tries to make clear his opinion should not necessarily impact other cases
, including Obergefell v
, Obergefell and legal experts say it could have that very impact.
“So those assurances, Sfortunatamente, they fall on deaf ears,” Ha aggiunto. “It doesn’t make me feel comfortable. It doesn’t make me feel safe. Infatti, it terrifies me.”
The court’s majority opinion in Obergefell was authored by then-Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was succeeded by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, one of the justices who appears to be voting in favor of Alito’s Roe reversal. Alito penned his own dissent in the Obergefell case.
“The Constitution says nothing about a right to same-sex marriage, but the Court holds that the term ‘liberty’ in the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment encompasses this right,” he said in dissent in language similar to his draft majority opinion on Roe.
Obergefell married John Arthur in 2013, months before Arthur died. The Ohio couple had to travel to Maryland aboard a medical jet to get married when Arthur became gravely ill. When Arthur died, Obergefell sued to be recognized as Arthur’s spouse on his death certificate.
All'inizio di quest'anno, Obergefell, un democratico, announced a bid for Ohio’s 89th House District, which includes Erie and Ottawa counties. He said on Wednesday that he plans to zero in on the issue of Supreme Court precedent in matters like marriage equality as he campaigns for the seat.
“There are so many rights we value as Americans that, secondo me, are now at risk,” Egli ha detto. “So will I be speaking up and campaigning on the threats to our liberties as Americans? You better believe it. I will.”