Ariane Debos urges Americans to join the fight to protect marriage equality and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
The Oscar-winning “West Side Story” actor spoke with Jimmy Fallon about the “war on women’s reproductive rights” following last week’s overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Debos, who is Afro-Latino and openly gay, looks back on the end of Pride Month and encourages her LGBTQIA+ “brothers and sisters” to fight for their dreams.
She linked the request to her feelings about the fight over the Supreme Court’s historic ruling.
The actor also referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurrence that courts should focus on “privacy” cases, such as those involving same-sex relationships.
“He’s not just coming for women … but they’re coming for marriage equality, and frankly, they’re probably coming for adoption rights for same-sex couples,” DeBose said.
“It’s time to get into the fight, and it starts at the local level, so figure out how to get involved.”