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AOC calls for Senate to end filibuster & codify marriage equality as a federal right

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for Congress to codify the rights to abortion, contraception, marriage equality, and interracial marriage as calls for Congress to thwart the conservative justices’ attempts to roll back Americans’ rights increase.

“We have the possibility – when we are strengthened by the repeal of the filibuster or even the change to a talking filibuster or standing filibuster – in doing so, we can codify Roe , we can codify- and all the other cases that the supreme Court indicated that they would threaten, we can codify same-sex marriage, we can codify the right to contraception, we can codify interracial marriage,” Ocasio-Cortez said on The Late Show last night.

The Congresswoman from New York was discussing the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , which overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the federal right to an abortion in the U.S.

Justice Clarence Thomas, in a concurring opinion, suggested that other rights built on the same legal principles as Roe – including marriage equality, the right not to be […]

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