All Americans owe Justice Ginsberg a debt of gratitude for her service to our country and her passionate pursuit of justice. From her groundbreaking work with the ACLU demonstrating that discrimination on the basis of gender is unconstitutional to her opinions and dissents as a Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg used her powerful intellect to advance equality.
Her dissent in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. led to the passage of one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in the past twenty years. Reading from the bench, Ginsberg highlighted the insidious nature of pay discrimination, and called on Congress to act, leading to the passage of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to allow more time for workers who have faced pay discrimination to file complaints.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg has served as an inspiration for countless activists. In the critical months ahead, we will follow her example and never, ever stop fighting for justice, for equality and for our democracy.