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Ruth Bader Ginsburg to anti-gay groups: You do you, but I'm gonna keep presiding over legal weddings

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 At 11.17.48 Am What does Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg do in response to the anti-gay groups (e.g. NOM, the American Family Association, Family Research Council) who tried to force her to recuse herself from the recent marriage cases simple because she had presided over perfectly legal same-sex marriages? Answer:

Wearing her black robe with her signature white lace collar, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the marriage on Sunday afternoon of Michael Kahn, the longtime artistic director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, and Charles Mitchem, who works at an architecture firm in New York.
But the most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony. 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.

FULL: Presiding at Same-Sex Wedding, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Emphasizes the Word ‘Constitution’ [NYT]

Of course Ginsburg already knows how the court is going to decide, since they've already met behind closed doors to take a vote. Is this a hint of what's to come? Or, on the flip side—could it be a protest?

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