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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Same-Sex Marriage

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg marries Michael M. Kaiser and John Roberts

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony on Saturday. Ginsburg officiated the wedding between Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of the five Supreme Court justices who voted in June to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act

ABC News reports:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at the marriage of a longtime friend, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Michael M. Kaiser, to economist John Roberts in the atrium of the center in Washington.

Kaiser has been president of the center since 2001.

A representative of the center said the wedding was not a gala event ? ?just a ceremony followed by a dinner? ? but added that the guest list included more than 200 attendees.

Ginsburg, who turned 80 this year, was among the majority in a Supreme Court decision earlier this summer declaring that people in same-sex marriages are entitled to the hundreds of federal benefits that couples in opposite-sex marriages have.

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