“If the law differentiates on the basis of sex, when will men and women ever be equal?” asks a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) in the trailer for On the Basis of Sex.
Set in 1975, the movie recounts Ginsburg’s work as an attorney on Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld — a case she successfully argued before the Supreme Court. Her efforts led to the unanimous decision that the gender bias under the Social Security Act, which permitted widows but not widowers to collect special benefits while caring for minors, violated the right to equal protection under the Fifth Amendment.
Fans should note, this movie opens in time to celebrate Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.
Release Date: Dec. 25