Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court, was born on March 15, 1933. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and served until her death in 2020.
Throughout her career, Ginsburg worked to advance the rights of women and minorities, particularly in the areas of gender equality and reproductive freedom. She was a staunch advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment and argued in favor of women’s rights in six landmark cases before the Supreme Court.
Ginsburg was an outspoken advocate for civil rights and a vocal opponent of discrimination on the basis of gender, race, and religion. She was also a leading proponent of affirmative action in the workplace and a strong advocate for LGBT rights.
In her later years, she was affectionately known as the “Notorious RBG” and earned a reputation as a “feminist icon.”
Ginsburg’s legacy will live on in the lives of the people she inspired and the laws she worked hard to uphold. On the anniversary of her birthday, let us remember and honor the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.