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Meaningful Movies Bellevue Pays Tribute To Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by March 8, 2021 0

Meaningful Movies Bellevue and RBG   By Lynn Roesch

On Tuesday, February 23,2021, the Meaningful Movies Bellevue group screened RBG to pay tribute to the life and legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The breathtaking legal legacy Ginsburg developed for women’s rights over decades of work catapulted her into the unexpected role of pop-culture icon during the last years of her life. The personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court during a hostile time for women is revealed in this inspiring and multi-dimensional portrait. RBG was directed and produced by award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen. The discussion following the screening event included retired King County District Court Judge Janet E. Garrow.     


Do You Know: 

After years of blatant discrimination, Ginsburg finally found herself at Rutgers Laws School and she Got. To. Work. She founded the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU and within a year of becoming the Project’s general council, the organization had embarked on over 300 gender discrimination cases. RBG eventually took six of those cases to the Supreme Court and won five!


Ginsburg was the second woman and first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.


Ginsburg became the first tenured woman professor at Columbia Law School and co-founded the first law journal in the United States to focus exclusively on women’s rights.


In Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007), Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion was credited with inspiring the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009, making it easier for employees to win pay discrimination claims.


At 80 years old, Ginsburg was believed to be the first justice to officiate over a same-sex wedding. In May of 2015, she married a longtime friend Michael Kaiser and his partner, John Roberts.


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