You have the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to thank if you can do any of the following:
- Sign a mortgage without a man
- Have a bank account without a male co-signer
- Have a job without being discriminated against because of gender
- To be pregnant/have kids and work
- Equal pay
- Serve in the military
- Serve in the military and get equal family housing or benefits for your husband
- Have a credit card in your own name
- Serve on a jury
Before being appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, she was director of the influential Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union during the 1970s. While at the ACLU, she led the fight against gender discrimination and successfully argued six landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. After joining the court, she continued to advocate for equal rights and protections for women and men and minorities.
Thank you Justice Ginsburg for all that you did, for using your voice, and your power to advance fairness and equality.