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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates at Gay Marriage


UPDATE: Here's the photo (above).

Ruth Bader Ginsburg today will be the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate at a same-sex wedding ceremony, the WaPo reports:

Ginsburg...she officiates at the Washington wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser.

The gala wedding of Kaiser and economist John Roberts at the performing arts center brings together the nation’s highest court and the capital’s high society and will mark a new milepost in the recognition of same-sex unions....

...During a recent interview, Ginsburg seemed excited about being the first member of the court to conduct such a ceremony and said it was only a logical next step.

“I think it will be one more statement that people who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in the marriage relationship,” Ginsburg said.

She added: “It won’t be long before there will be another” performed by a justice. Indeed, she has another planned for September.

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  1. Congratulations to the wealthy couple who landed this gig.

    Posted by: Mick | Aug 31, 2013 7:11:35 PM

  2. Was Scalia standing outside with a "God Hates F*gs" sign?

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Aug 31, 2013 7:29:59 PM

  3. Witch.

    Posted by: RR | Aug 31, 2013 7:33:39 PM

  4. It is a sweet gesture from her. Some Justices can't overcome their own prejudice, while others like Ginsburg go well beyond their duty.

    Posted by: Jay | Aug 31, 2013 7:42:38 PM

  5. One more reason to like Ruth. Clarence Thomas did one of Rush Limbaugh's weddings. That sums it up.

    Posted by: Ernie | Aug 31, 2013 8:31:09 PM

  6. Justice Ginsburg leads not only through the weight of her intellectual arguments but through her example.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 31, 2013 8:43:42 PM

  7. Very cool woman.

    Posted by: phil | Aug 31, 2013 9:25:07 PM

  8. Thank you, you honor, for helping move our nation forward. This sets an example. And we are so grateful...

    May the fancy couple last forever. . .

    Posted by: JoseRVG | Aug 31, 2013 9:36:26 PM

  9. @MIKE Gratuitous. Jealous?

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 31, 2013 10:39:11 PM

  10. This is like mooning Scalia while doing a touchdown dance.

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg just became the Randy Moss of the Supreme Court.

    Posted by: Tomate | Sep 1, 2013 4:25:44 AM

  11. Here are Antonin Scalia and Brian Brown reacting to Ruth Bader Ginsberg marrying a gay couple:

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Sep 1, 2013 9:38:52 AM

  12. @ jamal49: Re Mick: Y'know, some people cant see anything nice happening without taking a dump in the middle of it. Imagine what revolting personalities they must have.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Sep 1, 2013 9:40:01 AM

  13. The irony here is that RBG is really good friends with A. Scalia. Don't underestimate the significance of this gesture by Justice Ginsburg.

    Posted by: Robert M. | Sep 1, 2013 4:13:33 PM

  14. "Congratulations to the wealthy couple who landed this gig."
    LOL mick -- that was my first thought too. this tableaux is a paradigm for the way civil rights struggles play out in america

    Posted by: unokhan | Sep 2, 2013 12:37:46 AM

  15. Very glad she did this!

    Posted by: Reality | Sep 2, 2013 12:05:10 PM

  16. Class. In your face Roberts.

    Posted by: Joel V | Sep 3, 2013 12:40:06 PM

  17. Awesome. This is a glorious landmark for all American families. I wonder if Scalia will ever conduct marriages or if he will always follow his policy of bigotry instead of respecting the Constitution.

    Posted by: DB | Sep 3, 2013 12:52:22 PM

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