Ginsburg

“Didn’t RBG say something about starting over?”

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  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has long said that gender equality is the one thing she would like to see added to the U.S. Constitution. Justice Ginsburg has repeatedly said she would like to show her granddaughters that gender equality has been written into our Constitution.
  • In February, 2020 RBG was asked, “…leaving aside whether any deadlines could be extended, what’s your prognosis on when we will get an Equal Rights Amendment on the federal level?” and answered, “Well, I would like to see a new beginning. I’d like it to start over. There’s too much controversy about late comers, Virginia long after the deadline had passed. Plus, a number of states have withdrawn their ratification. So, if you count a late comer on the plus side, how can you disregard states that say, ‘We’ve changed our minds.’?”  Article, The Atlantic
    • Because the question was scoped to exclude congressional action, the ultimate goal of the VoteEqualityUS campaign, recognizing the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) after Congress has taken action was outside of the scope of this question and her opinion / answer.
    • During this Q&A, Justice Ginsburg was not giving a legal opinion on the 28th Amendment. She was answering with a personal preference / opinion.
    • Justice Ginsburg’s stated concern about purported rescissions is inconsistent with historical, constitutional precedent. For more information, check the FAQ “Rescissions  

ADDITIONAL FAQs


Contracts

“Won’t women contractors lose enhanced status for contract bids?”

COVID-19

“What kind of impact is COVID-19 having on gender equality?”

Draft

“Does constitutional equality mean women will be drafted?”

History

“What is the history of the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights)?”
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