Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes history by officiating wedding for same-sex couple

On Saturday, August 31, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history by presiding at a wedding for a same-sex couple. She is the first Supreme Court Justice ever to do so. 

Justice Ginsburg said, "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."

The happy couple - Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and government economist John Roberts - married at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Justice Ginsburg and Kaiser are longtime friends. 

Kaiser reflected on the historic nature of his wedding ceremony, saying, ""It's very meaningful mostly to have a friend officiate, and then for someone of her stature, it's a very big honor. I think that everything that's going on that makes same-sex marriage possible and visible helps to encourage others and to make the issue seem less of an issue, to make it just more part of life."

Photo by Margot Schulman