Equality PAC Condemns Impending SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement following reports that the Supreme Court of the United States will be releasing a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“Overturning Roe v. Wade will roll back the clock more than 50 years on women’s rights and their ability to make personal health care related decisions,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “In deciding this case, conservatives on the Supreme Court have displayed their ignorance to respecting precedent, seeking to impose their own political agenda on the American people. Make no mistake, this is an example of conservative judicial activism at its finest. If there is one thing this upcoming decision proves, it is that all rights are now under threat. This includes LGBTQ rights and the right to marry who you love. Now more than ever, we must take steps to codify these rights into law. We must pass the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ people across the nation and we must elect LGBTQ candidates to Congress that will fight to make that happen. If we fail to do this, we will continue to witness this Court take away rights, risking the lives of LGBTQ people and other marginalized groups.”

Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality Act and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.