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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to Officiate Gay Wedding

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    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks to students at New England Law in Boston Friday, March 13, 2009. In her remarks at the school's annual 'Law Day,' Ginsburg said advice and camaraderie from her fellow justices have helped her in her fight against pancreatic cancer. The 75-year-old had surgery last month to remove a small malignant tumor but returned to the bench without missing a day of work.
August 31, 2013|1:05 pm

On Saturday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a gay wedding ceremony.

She will wed Michael M. Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and John Roberts (an economist, not her colleague Chief Justice John Roberts, no relation).

"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, according to The Washington Post.

The wedding will take place at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Many Washington bigwigs are expected to be in attendance.

"I can't imagine someone I'd rather be married by," Kaiser said.

The District of Columbia redefined marriage to include same-sex couples in 2010. This Summer, Ginsburg was in the majority in two decisions related to same-sex marriage.

One of those decisions struck down a provision in the Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman for the purposes of federal law. The other upheld a lower court decision that struck down California's referendum defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Ginsburg already has plans to officiate her second gay wedding in September.

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