Roe v. Wade ruling leaves LGBTQ community wondering about the security of their rights

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision appears to have changed the focus of LGBTQ pride celebrations.

On North Halsted Street in Chicago, there was a sense that the decision and what could be next like same sex marriage and contraceptive rights, is turning what’s normally a celebration into new defiance and activism.

Chicagoan Ryan McIntyre told CBS 2 the Roe v. Wade decision is “the first domino."

Sophia Verduzco was visiting Chicago from Indiana to celebrate Pride.

"I want to be amongst the people celebrating their freedom - and of course, today of all days, it's hard to celebrate that," she said.

Indiana is expected to limit abortion access.

Colleen Connell, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois told CBS 2 that the Roe v. Wade decision indicates the issue is related to all rights and liberties, not just abortion rights.

"We hold the power as the people, and those rights are as secure – even here in Illinois – as the next election," Connell said, "and so it's up to us."

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