Thursday, August 12, 2010

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Gay Rights Advocates Seize on Justice Ginsburg’s ‘Time Bomb’ - By Debra Cassens Weiss – July 20, 2010 – ABA Journal

Gay rights advocates are buoyed by a statement in a majority opinion written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a decision upholding a law school’s decision to refuse recognition to a Christian legal group that excluded gays and nonbelievers.

Ginsburg’s statement in the 5-4 decision Christian Legal Society v. Martinez “was resolutely bland and nicely hidden,” the New York Times reports. Some compared it the hidden “time bombs” contained in the opinions of Justice William J. Brennan Jr., whose seemingly casual statements or footnotes would be cited to extend the law in future cases.

This is what Ginsburg wrote in a portion of the opinion discussing laws that affect gays and lesbians: “Our decisions have declined to distinguish between status and conduct in this context.” The sentence is important, the Times explains, because courts are more likely to protect groups whose characteristics are immutable, rather than a choice. Read more

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