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.


  1. Jay says

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

  2. andrew says

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

  3. JoseRVG says

    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. . .

  4. Tomate says

    This is like mooning Scalia while doing a touchdown dance.

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

  5. DannyEastVillage says

    @ 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.

  6. Robert M. says

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

  7. unokhan says

    “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

  8. DB says

    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.