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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Emphasizes Constitution

Filed By Ed Team | May 18, 2015 2:17 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Marriage Equality, Ruth Ginsburg, Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated her third same-sex marriage, where she maybe gave a hint of the upcoming Supreme Court decision. She was officiating the marriage Michael Kahn, the artistic director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, and Charles Mitchem, an architecture.

The NYT reports:

The most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony. 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.

No one was sure if she was emphasizing her own beliefs or giving a hint to the outcome of the case the Supreme Court is considering whether to decide if same-sex marriage is constitutional.

But the guests began applauding loudly, delighted either way. Justice Ginsburg, who has officiated at same-sex weddings in the past, also seemed delighted, either by their reaction or, perhaps, by the news that she will be played in a movie by Natalie Portman (who, in a strange casting segue, will play Jackie Kennedy Onassis in another film).

The ruling in the same-sex marriage case is expected late June.

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