Ginsburg will be first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex wedding
This weekend, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make history as the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex wedding.
Today she’ll perform the Washington, D.C. ceremony for Michael M. Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and his soon-to-be-husband economist John Roberts. She and Kaiser have been friends for several years.
“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 told the Post. She added that there will soon be more same-sex marriages performed by Supreme Court justices; she’s doing another one in September. …
Ginsburg told the Post that most likely, no justice has been asked to perform a same-sex marriage because of the possibility it would be seen as a conflict of interest if they had to rule on marriage equality. But now the justices have already made two such rulings, and Ginsburg, a member of the court’s liberal wing, voted with the majority in June in striking down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act and in reinstating marriage equality in California. During oral arguments in the DOMA case, which revolved around federal government recognition of same-sex marriages, she memorably said a lack of recognition created “skim-milk marriage.”
This right here. This would have been entirely unheard of 30, 20, even 10 years ago. This is fantastic.
you go girl