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.