Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the nation’s first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex ceremony, the Washington Post reports, marrying Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts on Saturday.
In June, Ginsburg joined a 5 to 4 ruling striking down a section of the Defense of Marriage Act — which prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions — and said during oral arguments for the case that the law relegated gays and lesbians to “sort of skim milk marriage.”
“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 said of the pending nuptuals during a recent interview. “It won’t be long before there will be another.”
Marriage equality is now legal in DC and 13 other states.