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United States: After the threat of abortion, same-sex marriage and sodomy in certain countries?

LGBT rights in the eyes of some conservative states in the United States. (© illustration/Pixabay)

After the right to abortion was repealed at the end of June by the US Supreme Court, it appears that other rights that guarantee individual liberty, particularly those of the LGBTQ+ community, are under threat in more conservative states.

Thus, Same-sex marriage or sodomy in the sights of a Texas attorney generalKen Paxton.

Gay rights under threat

The attorney general considers the 2015 law guaranteeing same-sex marriage (Obergefell v Hodges provisions) or the 2003 law that makes laws punishing same-sex sexual relations unconstitutional, “manifestly wrong,” according to reports. Washington Post.

these sodomy law (Anti-sodomy laws) are constitutional by ruling Powers vs. Hardwick 1986, ruling on “unnatural” relationships between people of the same sex, including sodomy. In 2003, these laws were in effect in thirteen states, and in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, they only apply to homosexuals, as stated. New York times (paid item). In fact, these “anti-sodomy laws” are intended to criminalize same-sex relations, although the practice is not limited to homosexuals.

In 2003, the verdict was issued Lawrence vs Texas It reflects this situation and makes it possible to declare these laws unconstitutional. In fact, sodomy (and especially sodomy) can no longer be prohibited.

If the Supreme Court gives the green light

Asked at the beginning of the week on the American channel News NationTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton said today he is “willing and able” to defend a federal law banning sodomy and same-sex marriage, if brought to the Supreme Court, saying his “work is to uphold the laws of the state.”

Because according to Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justice, he quoted in Release, these jurisprudence “is based on the same provisions of the Constitution (protected by the Fourteenth Amendment) as they are now invalid, which protect the right to abortion.” According to him, the court “has a duty to correct the error” it has established.

Which does not bode well for same-sex marriage.

A step back for the United States?

After the right to abortion was revoked by the Supreme Court, half of the 50 US states have already banned abortion or plan to do so, according to the Guttmacher Institute. This sparks a wave of indignation in the country and internationally, including in France, where the mobilization took place on Saturday.

Separately, the Supreme Court has issued a very strong ruling against President Joe Biden’s environmental policy, by limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions from factories. Denounced the White House spokesman, who quoted reverberation.

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