Oh, the times? Yeah, they’re a-changin’ all right! Not more than three months after voting with the 5-4 majority opinions on two landmark LGBT rights cases, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is ready to take one more leap into the record books. News came out at the end of the week that Justice Ginsburg will be the first Supreme Court Justice of The United States of America to officiate a same-sex wedding. In terms of historical social milestones, there probably isn’t any more explicit approval of same-sex marriage than one of the nine most important judges in our entire legal system giving her direct blessing of the event.
The wedding will take place in Washington, D.C. as president of Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Michael Kaiser, and his partner, economist John Roberts, tie the knot. Justice Ginsburg was quoted in The Washington Post as saying,
[box type=”shadow”]”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.[/box]
She went on to say that she thinks, “it won’t be long before there will be another” same-sex marriage officiated by another member of the Supreme Court, and she also divulged that she’ll be officiating another same-sex marriage in September.
Score another victory for universal love!
Watch this clip from the coverage of this summer’s landmark gay marriage cases against the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8, courtesy of Democracy Now!: