|The Notorious RBG - Justice Buzzy Ginsburg|
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not interested in sharing a bathroom with men. This is important because if issues with transgenders and access to restrooms comes before the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsberg’s opinion will matter a great deal.
In a Washington Post article in 1975, Ginsburg wrote to dispel the fear at the time that the Equal Rights Act would “require unisex restrooms in public places. Her response: “Emphatically not so.”
The now-Supreme Court justice continued, “Separate places to disrobe, sleep, perform personal bodily functions are permitted, in some situations required, by regard for individual privacy.”
“Individual privacy, a right of constitutional dimension, is appropriately harmonized with the equality principle,” Ginsberg claimed. “But the ‘potty issue’ is likely to remain one of those ultimate questions never pressed to final solution.”
According to University of California, Los Angeles Law School professor Eugene Volokh, “I do think it’s worth noting that, when sex equality rules were championed in the 1970s, now-Justice Ginsburg — one of the most prominent feminist lawyers of her era — rejected as “emphatically” unsound the argument that those rules might lead to males being allowed to use women’s restrooms.”