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5 Things We Need from Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Publishing in 2017

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Trust me when I say this—Ruth Bader Ginsburg rocks. There’s a good reason why she’s affectionately known as The Notorious RBG. About a dozen years ago I had the great pleasure to meet the U.S. Supreme Court Justice and I’ve been a fan ever since. She’s brilliant, feisty, dedicated and outspoken. When she was asked when there will be enough women on the Supreme Court she shot back, “When there’s nine.” She pointed out that no one was shocked when there were nine men. Why shouldn’t there be nine women? You can imagine my delight when I learned that Ginsburg and her authorized biographers are preparing a book of her writings and speeches, My Own Words, due out from Simon &…

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Marriage equality the first step in the LGBTQI civil rights movement

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The Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right is a great victory for the LGBTQI community and for everyone who believes in freedom and equality for all human beings. It is a defeat for the forces of bigotry and ignorance and particularly for people who believe that freedom of religion includes the freedom to discriminate. It does not. Today is a day for joyous celebration! We are indeed making great progress. At the same time it is clear that there is so much more to do. I believe that we are at a stage in the struggle for LGBTQI rights that is analogous to where we were at in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. We…

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