Jonathan Masur Discusses Draft Opinion on ABC7

Leaked Supreme Court opinion draft on abortion puts marriage equality, other rights in jeopardy

If the Supreme Court's decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is the same or close to the leaked draft opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito, it wouldn't just overturn Roe v. Wade, it would also put rights like marriage equality in serious jeopardy.

Marriage for same sex couples became the law of the land in Illinois in 2013, two years before the U.S. Supreme Court granted and recognized marriage equality in all states.

"The draft opinion Alito says we are only going to recognize rights that have existed for a long time and are part of the nation's history," said Jonathan Masur, University of Chicago law school professor.

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