Today, we salute you Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This past Saturday, Justice Ginsburg officiated between Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and economist John Roberts.
Its been a long time coming. The civil rights movements in this country have been slow to start, hard fought, and arduous journeys. Arguably the biggest civil rights movement of the current generation is equality for same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage needs no introduction, because its been at the forefront of major litigation, court decisions, and news headlines for the past few years. Fewer and fewer people are coming out in opposition to same-sex marriage, because society is starting to change.
Justice Ginsburg is seen as an ardent supporter of same-sex marriages. She realizes not just that its a logical fallacy to prohibit same-sex marriages, but that it is a fundamental right for people to be able to love each other.
“I think it will be one more statement that people who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in the marriage relationship,” Ginsburg said. (Washington Post)
For the Justice’s unfettered support of civil rights and human rights, we tip our hats and our glass to her tonight.