Gillibrand: LGBTQ, Marriage Equality Rights ‘at Risk’ Now

Gillibrand: LGBTQ, Marriage Equality Rights ‘at Risk’ Now

May 9, 2022

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) warned hyperbolically that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe. v. Wade on abortion, “LGBTQ+ equality” is in danger.

Gillibrand said, “We have a Supreme Court that is unrelated to the normal process of the American people. When those Supreme Court justices say that precedent is the foundation of our legal system and said Roe v. Wade is precedent that’s entitled to respect under the laws of stare decisis, imply to every American they have no agenda to overturn Roe v. Wade and then go ahead and do it, we’re treating our rights and privileges in America in a way that no person imagined would happen.”

She added, “And so I don’t think the argument that Mitch McConnell will do bad things is persuasive at this point. They’re already happening. He already took away justice from Barack Obama. He already stacked the court with ultraconservative justices.”

Fact check: the notion that any conservative on the SCOTUS bench is “ultraconservative” is demonstrably false and demonizing. Would Gillibrand label Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, or Jackson “ultraleftist”? Of course not, because she agrees with their politics.

“They already now have a ruling that may well be applied in many contexts. When you say life, liberty and pursuit of happiness does not create some right to privacy, then every other right under right to privacy could be at risk, whether it’s LGBTQ+ equality, whether it’s marriage equality, literally any right that’s been decided over the past 50 years,” Gillibrand continued to fantasize.

All false. Overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn’t even ban abortion, much less do away with all right to privacy. Democrat leaders and their media enablers are just spreading panic and disinformation. Perhaps now that the Biden administration has a Ministry of Truth, it can address Gillibrand’s false claim.

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