Every word uttered by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being scrutinized for possible clues to the coming ruling on same-sex marriage and some are seeing another hint in a comment made this weekend during an interview with the American Constitution Society. Via the Washington Post:
Asked about the public’s rapid acceptance of gay rights, she repeated her view that it was a natural response to gay Americans being more open about their sexuality. “Gay people stood up and said, ‘This is who I am,’” Ginsburg said, and Americans saw that the person was a neighbor, a child’s best friend or maybe even their own children. They were “people we know and love and respect.” As she was speaking, the gay pride parade was rolling through downtown just a few blocks away, and the Capital Hilton, where the ACS was meeting, was flying a rainbow flag just below Old Glory. “The court is not a popularity contest, and it should never be influenced by today’s headlines,” Ginsburg said. But she added that it “inevitably it will be affected by the climate of the era. “I think that’s part of the explanation of why the gay rights movement has advanced to where it is today — the climate of the era.”
The comment comes at the 51:00 mark below.
(Tipped by JMG reader Str8Grandmother)