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LGBTQ+ advocates concerned overturning Roe v. Wade could jeopardize same-sex marriage rights

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LGBTQ+ advocates in states with same-sex marriage bans that were nullified by the U.S. Supreme Court seven years ago are sounding the alarm that overturning Roe v. Wade and abortion rights could jeopardize same-sex marriage rights.

A Republican from New Jersey and a Democrat representing Utah on Tuesday urged states to remove defunct same-sex marriage bans from their laws to prepare for what they call a worst-case scenario in which the court moves to overturn other rights that rely on the same right-to-privacy basis as Roe v. Wade.

Thirty-one states have laws banning same-sex couples from marrying that have been defunct since courts legalized same-sex marriage.