Yesterday we lost Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg. She was a fierce advocate for women's rights, having won five cases involving women's rights before the Supreme Court and quoted in Time magazine as saying her strategy was to "attack the most pervasive stereotype in the law - that men are independent and women are men's dependents."
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion for morality, equality, justice, and kindness for all. She became a gatekeeper for our democracy. She ruled against gerrymandering and other voter suppression techniques. Justice Ginsburg helped legalize gay marriage and helped women gain some equality in this nation. And we are all better because of her honor, bravery, and unwavering devotion to our nation.
We owe it to her memory and to ourselves to continue to walk down the path of progress that she helped pave. My heart is heavy at her passing.