OKC Pridefest Attendees React To Reversal Of Roe V. Wade


Saturday, June 25th 2022, 7:12 pm


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Hundreds of people took to the streets this weekend to celebrate Pride. This comes on the heels of the historic reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Folks said Pride is a celebration and they see the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe V. Wade as a call to action.

Cheers echoed through Midtown as the Pride Parade made its way to Scissortail Park.

“Gay is great. God loves God's Gaybor. We recognize fully that God loves all, no exceptions. We recognize that homosexuality is not a sin,” Very Reverend Katie Churchwell said.

Some said Pride means and being loud about what you believe in. Many Pridefest attendees said this weekend was also about solidarity in light of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

That leaves the decision of abortions in the hands of state leaders.

“Roe v Wade may have been overturned, but that doesn't mean we're going to stop,” Eryn Bryant said.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, "In the future, we should reconsider all of this court's substantive due process precedents -- including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”

Those decisions would impact the legality of contraceptives and same-sex marriages.

“I don't understand why they're doing it. It's just unfair,” Jayla Johnson said.

“It's just a domino effect. Like we're not going to stop fighting. They're trying to make us roll over,” Bryant said.

“It just makes us fight more and more as years go on,” Bryant said.

Sara and Nicole Hall said they're also joining in the fight to protect their marriage of four years.

“I do believe that they should keep gay marriage. If you love somebody you love somebody,” Hall said.

The Halls said in the end no matter what others decide love will always win.

“We'll still be together regardless,” Hall said.