‘They are coming after us’: Queens leaders worry what Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade means for LGBTQ rights


As the U.S. Supreme Court unsurprisingly decided to overturn Roe v. Wade — effectively ending 50 years of federally protected abortion rights — many leaders in Queens fear what this means for same-sex marriage and other LGBTQ rights founded on similar precedent. 

The court’s controversial ruling gives the power back to individual states to pass their own abortion laws. As expected, Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion, reversing Roe, as well as the 1992 decision upholding abortion rights in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.