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For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement from CEO Ricardo Martinez on the Death of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Posted on September 18, 2020 at 7:34 pm

Angela Hale, Equality Texas, 512.289.2995 angela.hale@equalitytexas.org

Equality Texas Releases Statement from CEO Ricardo Martinez on the Death of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Austin, Texas – September 18, 2020 – Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today released a statement from CEO Ricardo Martinez on the death tonight of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

We have lost a legal giant tonight. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away at the age of 87, and millions of Americans are in tears. 

Justice Ginsburg was a symbol of hope, a champion of LGBTQ rights, equal rights, voting rights, women’s rights, and civil rights. She is someone who deeply understood the plight of the most marginalized Americans and wrote opinions as a liberating force to help the most vulnerable.

She believed in dialogue, respectful discourse, participatory democracy, and was a fierce defender of our constitution. Her impact and absence will be deeply felt. We understand the significance of her passing and palpable fear and anxiety the LGBTQ community will undoubtedly feel as we process yet another tragedy in 2020. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate her incredible legacy and impact. We are devastated but not hopeless. She taught us that, and we will continue our fight for full equality.

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Equality Texas is the largest statewide organization working to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. The Equality Texas Foundation works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through education, community organizing, and collaboration.