Ginsburg to Officiate at Gay Wedding

She will become the first Supreme Court justice to do so

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 31, 2013 5:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going to make some history tonight: She will become the first Supreme Court justice to preside over a same-sex wedding. Ginsburg will conduct the ceremony of her friend, Kennedy Center chief Michael Kaiser, and his partner, economist John Roberts, reports AP. (Yes, she's heard the jokes about the latter's name.) The wedding will take place in a high-profile locale familiar to the opera-loving justice: the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in DC.

“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 tells the Washington Post. She plans to perform another gay wedding next month. The 80-year-old justice also made headlines recently by making clear that she has no plans to retire anytime soon.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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