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Ginsburg: America Can Handle Gay Marriage

As gay Americans have come out, we 'recognized they are one of us'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2015 11:11 AM CST
Ginsburg: America Can Handle Gay Marriage
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is interviewed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

(Newser) – As far as Ruth Bader Ginsburg is concerned, America is ready for gay marriage. In an interview yesterday, the Supreme Court justice said she believes a high court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage would be accepted at this point, Bloomberg reports. "The change in people’s attitudes on that issue has been enormous," she said. "In recent years, people have said, 'This is the way I am.' And others looked around, and we discovered it’s our next-door neighbor—we’re very fond of them. Or it’s our child’s best friend, or even our child. I think that as more and more people came out and said that ‘this is who I am,’ the rest of us recognized that they are one of us." The court is set to rule on the issue by June, and Ginsburg doesn't think it will require a "large [attitude] adjustment" should gay marriage become a constitutional right. (Read more Ruth Bader Ginsburg stories.)

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