Pegged as incitement by critics, a warning was sent by the Democrat about how gay rights could be next after a leaked draft opinion signaled a crackdown on abortion access.
“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community — the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms,” Lightfoot said in a brief and now viral Twitter thread. “We will not surrender our rights without a fight — a fight to victory!” Lightfoot added.
To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms.
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) May 10, 2022
Lightfoot was elected Chicago’s first black gay woman mayor in 2019. She marked the occasion by kissing her wife, Amy Eshleman.