SCOTUS Justice Ginsburg Performs Same-Sex Wedding

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate a same-sex marriage.

Saturday she married Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and John Roberts, a government economist.

"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," Kaiser said.

Ginsburg appears to share that activist mindset. The Associated Press reports she has another same-sex ceremony planned for September.

Justices generally avoid taking public stands on political issues. This wedding comes after she voted in the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in June to expand federal recognition of same-sex marriages, striking down part of a traditional marriage law.

While hearing arguments in the case in March, Ginsburg argued for treating marriages equally. The rights associated with marriage are pervasive, she said, and the law had created two classes of marriage.

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