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At UofM Law School, Justice Ginsberg gives clues to marriage equality fight

At UofM Law School, Justice Ginsberg gives clues to marriage equality fight


At an appearance at the University of Minnesota Law School, United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said that a decision against marriage equality in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals could cause “some urgency” for the high court to make a decisive ruling on same-sex marriage.

The 6th Circuit encompasses Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and it is believed that the court will uphold bans on same-sex marriage. If that happens,

According to Minnpost, Ginsburg answered questions from U of M Law Professor Robert Stein, who is an old friend, but took no other questions.

In response to a question about Supreme Court action on a number of cases related to same-sex marriage, Ginsberg said, according to the Associated Press, “there will be some urgency” if the appeals court in the rust belt rules against marriage equality because it would buck the trend of favorable decisions. The Supreme Court would have to step in to decide the matter.

She said the shift in public opinion for LGBT rights has come about because LGBT people are living authentically. “Having people close to us who say who they are — that made the attitude change in this country,” Ginsburg said.

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Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.