While the Supreme Court is debating and considering whether or not to make same sex marriage a constitutional equal right and the law of the land, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (AKA Notorious RBG) officiated a same sex wedding for Michael Kahn (artistic director for the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington) and Charles Mitchem (an architect in New York).
This isn’t the first time RBG, or any other supreme court justice, has officiated a wedding–or even a same-sex wedding. (Why do we even have to say “same-sex”? Weddings are weddings…) But what made this one notorious is a) the timing coupled with the Supreme Court’s debate on the subject; and b) because RBG, when officiating said nuptials, did the following, according to The New York Times:
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.
The ceremony and celebration of love took place at Anderson House in Cincinnati. The couple walked down the aisle to “Mr. Sandman” and after the ceremony the theme from Breakfast at Tiffany’s played while everyone enjoyed the Notorious RBG, champagne, and sliders.
LISTEN to Supreme Court debates on same sex marriage here:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkRaIrTaXho?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360]
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