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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over D.C. Same-Sex Wedding, Highlights Constitution

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over D.C. Same-Sex Wedding, Highlights Constitution

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over D.C. Same-Sex Wedding, Highlights Constitution

Yesterday proved RBG is the most gay-friendly Supreme Court justice ever.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over a same-sex wedding yesterday afternoon in Washington, D.C., making this at least the second time the Supreme Court justice has performed a gay couple’s marriage in the past two years.

At Washington’s historic Anderson House, Ginsburg officiated the marriage of Shakespeare Theater Company artistic director Michael Kahn and New York architect Charles Mitchem, reports Maureen Dowd of The New York Times.

Although this isn’t the first time Ginsburg has officiated a gay wedding, Dowd notes that this ceremony was very special, especially considering last month’s historic hearings at the Supreme Court regarding potential nationwide same-sex marriage.

“But the most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony,” Dowd writes. “With a sly look and special emphasis on the word 'Constitution,' Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.”

Ginsburg, who known is for being one of the Supreme Court’s most progressive justices, officiated a same-sex marriage back in August of 2013, making her the first high court judge ever to do so. 

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel