President Joe Biden said Wednesday that LGBTQ students might be banned from classrooms if the leaked draft opinion overturning the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade were allowed to stand.
Biden spoke about the issue in the wake of Monday’s unprecedented leak of the early opinion draft — which Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed was authentic — and argued that any right predicated on the implicit right to privacy would be next on the chopping block if that were the Court’s final decision.
Joe Biden says that overturning Roe v. Wade could lead to LGBT children not being allowed in school classrooms:
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Biden began by mentioning an earlier case, Griswold v. Connecticut, wherein the Court ruled that married couples, under that implicit right to privacy, could buy and use contraceptives without government intrusion.
“Griswold was thought to be a bad decision by Bork, and my guess is, the guys on the Supreme Court now,” Biden said. “What happens if you have — state changes the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?”
“Is that legit? The way the decision is written?” Biden asked, pivoting then to try to pin the issue to former President Donald Trump. “What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history.”
Biden’s comments on Wednesday followed his Tuesday claims that any rights predicated on privacy — such as who individuals choose to marry — would be at risk if Roe were overturned.
“The View” cohost Joy Behar took things a step further, claiming on the show Tuesday that in addition to same-sex marriage, the Court might move to overturn Brown v. Board of Education and attempt to reinstate segregation in schools.