Speaking to a law school conference at the University of Colorado in Boulder yesterday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg predicted the Defense of Marriage Act will land in front of the U.S. Supreme Court sometime in the next year, saying "I think it's most likely that we will have that issue before the court toward the end of the current term."
Earlier this year, the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court in Boston. Then again by another federal judge in New York where it is currently awaiting arguments before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Those arguments are scheduled for next week, September 27th. In San Francisco, the Ninth Circuit Court delayed hearing a similar DOMA case back in July, with the hopes that the high court would soon weigh in on the anti-gay marriage act.
At the conference, Ginsburg — always the joker — entertained crowds with an anecdote about how hard it was to find a women's restroom at Columbia University in the 1950s. And while we're at it, we will now entertain you with this anecdote about that time she got to ride an airplane emergency slide.
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