Derek Schmidt Refuses to Say That Birth Control, Marriage Equality, and Privacy Are Rights Protected in the Constitution

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As the reversal of Roe v. Wade throws the fate of other fundamental American rights in jeopardy, Derek Schmidt is refusing to say “the U.S. Constitution protected the right to birth control access (Griswold v. Connecticut), same-sex intimacy (Lawrence v. Texas) and gay marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges),” according to a new report from the Kansas Reflector.

When asked by a reporter two separate times if he believes those rights are protected by the Constitution, Schmidt didn’t directly answer.”

The Reflector adds that they followed up with Schmidt’s campaign, “pointing out that his response didn’t directly answer my questions, each of which could have been answered by a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ I didn’t hear back.”

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