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Less than five years after the landmark US Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that declared same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, two conservative justices have again made it clear they disagree with the high court's 2015 decision. LGBTQ+ rights and equality face similar challenges globally, whether it is Russia’s “traditional values” legislation pushing to suppress the rights of transgender citizens, or Poland’s widely accepted LGBTQ-free zones, or Egypt’s systemic jailing of LGBTQ+ people and activists using vague debauchery laws. With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation, what can the United States expect from a court with a conservative majority? What are the potential impacts on civil and human rights domestically and globally?