We are outraged by Friday’s Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn 50 years of precedent that gives a person agency over their own body and reproductive rights. It is infuriating. It is dangerous. It directly impacts everyone we know.
The Denver Women’s Chorus and Denver Gay Men’s Chorus have always advocated for social justice, equality and diversity. The LGBTQ+ community knows all too well the fundamental human rights inequities we have faced.
Like you, we reflect on the consequences of the Court’s decision and the underlying Justices’ opinions and think, what’s next?
This weekend in Denver, we celebrate PRIDE and our incredible lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer friends, family and allies. We hold tight to today’s anniversary Supreme Court landmark ruling Obergefell v. Hodges: the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Generations of activism have righted many wrongs, yet the Court’s decision only further galvanizes our fight. Our songs are not silenced by this reckless decision. It only strengthens our resolve to lift our voices with more power, more resilience and determination to represent out LGBTQ+ family for whatever may be headed our way now. We will fulfill our mission of building community through music and fight for all people who deserve justice under the law.
We stand together.
Need resources? The following organizations directly support those affected by Friday’s court ruling: