Women’s History Month: Task Force Praises Contributions of Women Supreme Court Justices
WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2016—Today marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, and in celebration, the National LGBTQ Task Force released the following statement:
“Women’s History Month this year has a special poignancy as the United States Supreme Court considers cases that could directly impact vital reproductive rights and access to health care. In fact, as this year’s theme is ‘Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,’ it’s important that we honor the extraordinary impact and legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor — nominated by President Reagan and the first woman to serve on the Court — and the women of the current Supreme Court: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. It’s unfortunate that politicians in the Senate majority leadership are refusing to do their jobs to fill the SCOTUS vacancy. Who knows, perhaps they are frightened that Mr. Obama might nominate another woman?” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.