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 marriage relationship.”

It is believed to be the first such ceremony for a Supreme Court justice.

Matt Barber and Daniel Schmid of Liberty Counsel criticized Ginsburg's decision to marry a gay couple.

Barber 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 embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Ginsburg, 80, has already said she plans to officiate over the wedding of a second gay couple later this month.