Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes the five male justices who ruled against the Obamacare birth control mandate in the Hobby Lobby case have a bit of a “blind spot” for women’s issues.
In an interview with Yahoo News’ Katie Couric published Thursday, Ginsburg discussed her fiery dissent in the Hobby Lobby case and argued against allowing closely held for-profit corporations to deny contraception coverage to female employees on religious grounds.
“Do you believe that the five male justices truly understood the ramifications of their decision?” Couric asked.
“I would have to say no,” Ginsburg responded. “But justices continue to think and can change. So I am ever hopeful that if the court has a blind spot today, its eyes will be open tomorrow.”
“But you do in fact feel these five justices had a bit of a blind spot?” Couric pressed.
Ginsburg agreed, drawing a parallel to the majority Supreme Court ruling against Lily Ledbetter in her seminal pay-discrimination case.
“Because they couldn’t understand what it is like to be a woman?” Couric asked.
“They all have wives, they have daughters,” Ginsburg said. “By the way, I think daughters can change the perception of their fathers.”
Watch below, via Yahoo News: