For a fifth time, Supreme Court Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has presided over the marriage of a gay couple.
According to The New York Times,
the wedding took place Sunday at the elegant Anderson House, the
Washington headquarters of the Society of Cincinnati.
The couple, Michael Kahn, the artistic
director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, and
Charles Mitchem, an architect who works in New York, sealed their
vows with black and gold Harry Winston rings.
“But the most glittering moment for
the crowd came during the ceremony,” the Times wrote. “With
a sly look and special emphasis on the word 'Constitution,' Justice
Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the
powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.”
Conservatives have called on Ginsburg
to step down from a case challenging gay marriage bans in four
states. A ruling, expected next month, could strike down the
nation's 13 remaining bans. Conservatives who say Ginsburg's
willingness to marry same-sex couples makes her biased in the matter
are certain to make hay of the Times' description.
Bader Ginsburg helped gay couple write their wedding vows.)