Social conservatives have criticized Supreme Court Justice Ruth
Bader Ginsburg for officiating at the wedding of a gay couple.
Ginsburg presided over the marriage of Kennedy Center President
Michael Kaiser and economist John Roberts.
The couple married at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
in the District of Columbia, which legalized such unions in 2009.
In an interview with The
Washington Post, 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
It is believed to be the first such ceremony for a Supreme Court
Matt Barber and Daniel Schmid of Liberty Counsel criticized
Ginsburg's decision to marry a gay couple.
said that Ginsburg had brought “shame on America” and the
Supreme Court, while Schmid said that it proved that the nation was
“galloping full speed ahead toward” Gomorrah. (The video is
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Ginsburg, 80, has already said she plans to officiate over the
wedding of a second gay couple later this month.