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Pride Parades March on With New Urgency Across US

Attendees hold signs supporting Planned Parenthood during the NYC Pride March in New York on June 26.

Attendees hold signs supporting Planned Parenthood during the NYC Pride March in New York on June 26.

Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg
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New York (AP) -- Pride parades kicked off in New York City and around the country Sunday with glittering confetti, cheering crowds, fluttering rainbow flags and newfound fears about losing freedoms won through decades of activism.

The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere took place just two days after one conservative justice on the Supreme Court signaled, in a ruling on abortion, that the court should reconsider the right to same-sex marriage recognized in 2015.