The Notorious RBG’s mark left on the USA is impossible to delete.
Last evening, the court published an announcement about the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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What happened couldn’t be a surprise, yet is still a shock. Ginsburg had to battle against multiple diseases throughout the years. The colon cancer diagnosis remained with her for over 20 years. A decade ago, she’d had pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg had a plan to stay on the Court until she was 90. Unfortunately, her time ran out at 87.
Throughout her career and activity, Ginsburg remained a liberal and an open LGBTQ community supporter. She stood up for LGBTQ citizens during the past 25 years.
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For a quarter of a century she had been declaring sodomy laws as going against the constitution and overturning, “special rights” legislation, aimed at barring anti-discrimination protections, while at the same time declaring marriage equality a national right.
Prior to her death, Ginsburg dictated a statement to her granddaughter. RBG said that she would not be replaced, “until a new president is installed.” How possible is it for her wish to be fulfilled? We shall see.
Still, if there are people remaining unaware of what’s at stake in the 2020 presidential election in the U.S., the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a sorry but striking reminder.