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This weekend, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make history as the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex wedding.

Today she’ll perform the Washington, D.C. ceremony for Michael M. Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and his soon-to-be-husband economist John Roberts. She and Kaiser have been friends for several years.

“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 told the Post. She added that there will soon be more same-sex marriages performed by Supreme Court justices; she’s doing another one in September. …

Ginsburg told the Post that most likely, no justice has been asked to perform a same-sex marriage because of the possibility it would be seen as a conflict of interest if they had to rule on marriage equality. But now the justices have already made two such rulings, and Ginsburg, a member of the court’s liberal wing, voted with the majority in June in striking down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act and in reinstating marriage equality in California. During oral arguments in the DOMA case, which revolved around federal government recognition of same-sex marriages, she memorably said a lack of recognition created “skim-milk marriage.”

This right here. This would have been entirely unheard of 30, 20, even 10 years ago. This is fantastic. 


Supreme Court live blog on DOMA and Prop 8, which the Supreme Court is expected to make rulings on today.  


A quick prayer on the steps of the Supreme Court followed by chants of “God made us.” #DOMA #prop8 #SCOTUS

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Did you miss our conversation about marriage in the Supreme Court with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and David Boies of the Prop 8 case? You are in luck! You can watch it here:


On this day in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, the future civil rights leader originally intended to study at nearby the University of Maryland School of Law, however, it remained segregated.  

Instead, Marshall attended Howard University School of Law.  Shortly after graduating, Marshall successfully challenged the segregated University of Maryland in Murray v. Pearson.  Read More

Marshall remained on the Court until 1991.

Photo: President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting with Thurgood Marshall shortly before announcing Marshall’s nomination to the Supreme Court, June 13, 1967.

More —  LBJ and the Supreme Court from the Presidential Timeline


Today is the 46th anniversary of ‘Loving v. Virginia,’ in which the Supreme Court ruled against bans on interracial marriage. Share this quote if you want the Supreme Court to do the right thing this month in the marriage cases: