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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Marries A Same-Sex Couple, Emphasizes The Word 'Constitution'

    This weekend Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at the wedding of a same-sex couple, and some say tipped her hand...

    It must have been a wedding for the history books.

    Shakespeare Theatre artistic director Michael Kahn on Sunday married New York-based interior designer Charles Mitchem at a museum, Washington, D.C.'s  Anderson House in Dupont Circle. The rings were from Harry Winston.

    And Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated.

    But the real news came this morning, via the New York Times' Maureen Dowd.

    "But the most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony," Dowd wrote. "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."

    Was she offering a hint at next month's ruling? Her personal beliefs? Or just being a good-natured sport?



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    • followed this page 2015-05-19 17:18:03 -0400

    • commented 2015-05-19 17:17:08 -0400
      So Janet – what about the other justices, who have also already made their personal beliefs on this topic well known? The ones who are against gay marriage? By your logic, they’d be biased as well. They’d all have to recuse themselves. Unless you think they’re just "right, and not biased as well.

    • commented 2015-05-19 14:00:53 -0400
      Janet, there is no such thing as a person without bias. Congratulations to the couple, and hoping the US follows the UK to have gay marriage entirely legalised.

    • commented 2015-05-19 13:58:04 -0400
      I adore her, a truly inspirational woman, class act, and most coherent sitting judge in SCOTUS. Long live Her Honor.

    • commented 2015-05-18 22:55:47 -0400
      This is why she must recuse herself as she is bias & therefore can not render a fair judgement.

    • commented 2015-05-18 11:54:19 -0400
      she does have one special wit and way with words…

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