In 1973, I argued that military females should be able to apply for their husbands benefits after their death in Frontiero v. Richardson, I won the case 8-1.
Later in 1975, in the case Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld, after women died giving birth, I argued it was unconstitutional for him not to be able to access her social security to take care of the infant. This was a unanimous win!
Again in 1975, I argued in Edwards v. Healy, we struck down a Louisiana law saying women could only apply to be on the court if it was in writing, because it violated the Equal Protection Clause.
Despite all of my accomplishments, I endured many hardships as well. In 1999 I was diagnosed with colon cancer and began treatment.
In 2010, my husband, Martin, died of cancer. He was my biggest supporter and best friend.
After her 27 years on the Supreme Court and many memorable, important cases, Ruth Ginsburg passed away in 2020 due to complications with cancer.