Pro-abortion and LGBTQ activists are targeting Justice Clarence Thomas, who in a concurring opinion argued that Supreme Court should now consider its past rulings that codify rights to same-sex marriage and contraception access, a suggestion which is a direct threat to LGBTQ rights.
His suggestion emerged in the concurring opinion he authored in response to the court's Friday's ruling, which overturned the landmark Roe v Wade decision.
Thomas Suggests Ending Same Sex Marriage
Thomas, an appointee of President George H.W. Bush, wrote that the justices "should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell" — referring to three cases having to do with Americans' fundamental privacy, due process and equal protection rights, according to Politico.
Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell rulings codify the right of access to contraception, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage.
Protestors Are Sharing Address of Thomas
Protesters plan to target the street where Judge Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni live. They are sharing the address of the judge via play cards and on social media posts, urging their supporters to reach near his home.
"Enraged? Devastated? Pissed the fuck off? So are we. Meet us at 5711 Burke Centre Pkwy. 6:30 PM we meet, 7 PM we carpool to the Thomas's street," tweeted @OurRightsDC.
Thomas' opinion underlined a fear that various progressive lawmakers and reproductive rights advocates reiterated for years. They claim that the overturning of Roe v. Wade marks a new beginning of judicial overreach by the Supreme Court's conservative majority.
Democrats Called On Thomas To Step Down
Previously, Democrats called on Thomas to step down from the court as it emerged that his wife was involved in the bid to undo the 2020 election results.
Nearly 26 states across the US could make abortion illegal after Friday's Supreme Court's overturning of the Roe vs Wade decision, which legalized abortion across the country.
Soon after the Supreme Court's Friday's verdict, Missouri banned all abortions in the state, becoming the first state to invoke its trigger law. Although abortions in medical emergencies will be allowed in Missouri.