When it comes to gay rights and the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy is usually the one to watch. He is the critical swing vote, and he has authored every major gay rights decision. But as we head towards the inevitable decision regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be the one to watch.
From The L.A. Times:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of women’s rights and a liberal stalwart, joined the ruling in that case. She has long argued the court made a mistake in its Roe vs. Wade decision that struck down all state abortion restrictions. A step-by-step approach in the courts would have had a less polarizing effect on the country, she has said. There is no longer a debate of whether marriage equality will happen; the only remaining suspense is when it will happen. Convention wisdom now holds that 2015 may be the year. Justice Ginsburg might just hold the key.