Access to abortion was not the only issue to come under attack after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade in their Dobbs decision; same sex marriage was also highlighted by the court as fodder for repeal.
Minutes after the leaked Dobbs decision and again this morning after the official SCOTUS decision was shared, I received texts and emails from clients and friends asking “are we next?” At first this took me back to the post-Prop 8 days, when we suffered a huge blow on the trajectory to gaining marriage rights and had no idea what was our immediate way forward. But this is much different.
“In my culture we have people who dress half-man, half-woman. Winkte, we call them in our language. If you are Winkte, that is an honorable term and you are a special human being and among my nation and all Plains people, we consider you a teacher of our children and are proud of what and who you are.”
Bisexual cisgender women and all transgender people experience 30% higher poverty rates. We need to know our history, including the queer history of the ERA, and we need to continue to build inclusive movements.
The ERA Coalition is growing from 130 partner orgs to 500. We are inviting new partners to join the ERA Coalition to expand our diversity and build a broader, stronger movement.