One vocal critic of the Supreme Court docket’s presumed determination overturn Roe v. Wade is GLAAD CEO and President Sarah Kate Elis. On Might 6, she gave an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Hollywoodlife on the thirty third annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York Metropolis about her opinions on the topic.
“Roe v. Wade is 50 years outdated and is about to be gone. Marriage equality is about to be gone. Marriage equality is 10 years outdated and it’s based mostly on the identical rules as Roe v. Wade,” she remarked in frustration.
Within the dialogue, she gave articulate opinions on how overturning Roe v. Wade would have an effect on the nation. She personally believes that the choice is an indicator of what’s sooner or later relating to authorized rights of different marginalized teams. Extra particularly, she believes that abortion rights and human rights are linked, and if this determination turns into official, LGBTQ rights will probably be in jeopardy as effectively.
When requested what steps must be taken so as hold marriage equality legal guidelines in place if Roe v. Wade is overturned, Sarah responded that the duty is within the palms of Americans. “We now have an equality act that protects our group on the federal stage that has gone by means of the home and is stalled within the Senate. We’d like the Senators to maneuver on this piece of laws in order that we’re not weak like Roe v. Wade is weak. And we have to vote! Voting is at all times crucial. I do know and we all know that when LGBTQ folks vote, pro-equality folks find yourself in workplace. They care about physique autonomy. They care about trans folks, they usually care about immigrants. Professional equality ticket is a ticket for humanity,” she declared.
The GLAAD Media Awards are an annual occasion honoring the work of influential LGBTQ artists. “This yr’s GLAAD Media Awards come at a time the place LGBTQ visibility and storytelling might be the frontline response to a harmful rise in anti-LGBTQ laws across the nation,” Sarah mentioned in an electronic mail. “At a time after we want it most, these tales, these tales rise in opposition to hate, enlighten, entertain, and ship an simple message: we’re not going wherever.”