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August 31, 2013 10:56 AM   Subscribe

Today, Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate at a same sex marriage.
posted by Going To Maine (29 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
(Inverse of .)
posted by Going To Maine at 11:04 AM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Would that be a ! Then?
posted by emptythought at 11:07 AM on August 31, 2013


Sounds good. That or a simple smiley.

!
posted by Going To Maine at 11:08 AM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also, one of the grooms is named John Roberts.
posted by Tomorrowful at 11:11 AM on August 31, 2013 [15 favorites]


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg marries John Roberts!
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 11:15 AM on August 31, 2013 [9 favorites]


Ginsburgle (Lv80) used EPIC TROLL on Scaliazard (Lv77)

It's super effective!
posted by zombieflanders at 11:31 AM on August 31, 2013 [29 favorites]


Shouldn't that be "I now pronounce you husband and husband"?

Ginsburgle (Lv80) used EPIC TROLL on Scaliazard (Lv77)

I think you're misreading this. "Ginsburg and Kaiser are close friends...It is not uncommon for Supreme Court justices to officiate at weddings."

This isn't political in intent, though this is a consequence of politics.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 11:39 AM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


This isn't political in intent, though this is a consequence of politics.

It's just a sign of a particular kind of progress and not, perhaps, an engine of progress in and of itself, true. But it will have some politics in its consequences as well. It'll be a talking point for everybody.

(Mostly, though, it's a marriage! And at the Kennedy Center! And with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is the best Justice!)
posted by Going To Maine at 11:44 AM on August 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


Also, Ginsburg and Scalia are super-close friends. But I'd like to think that this irked him a little regardless.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:47 AM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, I can't wait for the talk-radio aneurysms to begin. Good on Justice Ginsburg!
posted by Thorzdad at 11:53 AM on August 31, 2013


Ruth. Rocks!
And congratulations to the happy couple.
posted by BlueHorse at 11:57 AM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


And despite her more prominent role on the court, the question she has been asked most frequently this summer is when she plans to leave. Several liberal commentators have suggested she retire in time for President Obama to nominate her successor.

But Ginsburg said she has no plans to leave anytime soon.


Good for her and good for the country.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:58 AM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


!
posted by Paris Elk at 12:01 PM on August 31, 2013


A heck of a lot classier than Justice Thomas officiating at Rush Limbaugh's third wedding.
posted by octothorpe at 12:06 PM on August 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


Next we look for the first openly gay Supreme Court justice to get married.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:20 PM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also, one of the grooms is named John Roberts.

Talk about burying the lede.
posted by seymourScagnetti at 12:28 PM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


If only Justice Ginsburg was marrying Poet Ginsberg. To whomever he might want at the time. Maybe Peter. Sigha.
posted by nevercalm at 12:34 PM on August 31, 2013


Talk about burying the lede.

Read the article. No relation. It's a coincidence.
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 12:44 PM on August 31, 2013


What, no Boston Legal/Denny Crane references? Metafilter, I am dissapoint.
posted by bruzie at 1:06 PM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


!

And to the newlyweds: Best wishes for a wonderful life!
posted by easily confused at 2:01 PM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Not the first: Scalia officiated at the marriage of Alan Shore and Denny Crane.
posted by homunculus at 3:33 PM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, hi bruzie.
posted by homunculus at 3:33 PM on August 31, 2013


Shouldn't that be "I now pronounce you husband and husband"?

I believe the modern inclusive phrasing is "I now pronounce you married."
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:32 PM on August 31, 2013


A wedding at the Kennedy Center, I swoon!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:41 PM on August 31, 2013


Read the article. No relation. It's a coincidence.

True, but a spectacularly droll one.
posted by dhartung at 12:46 AM on September 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


For all of my open criticisms of US economic, foreign, and social policies, this story is a cool example of what really does work well – namely the rule of law. Universal marriage approved. Two men have a wedding. Supreme court justice officiates. Simple, and simply awesome.
posted by nickrussell at 1:51 AM on September 1, 2013


This makes me really happy!

!
posted by chatongriffes at 12:07 PM on September 1, 2013


Faint of Butt: " I believe the modern inclusive phrasing is "I now pronounce you married.""

During the ceremonies on City Hall steps here in Oakland the day the decision was announced, the phrasing used by the officiants, such as Representative Barbara Lee (yay!) and Mayor Jean Quan (ugh!) was "I now pronounce you married under the laws of the state of California."

I was having reasonably good luck focusing on things like yay, weddings! and yay, people in love! and yay, people celebrating love and weddings and people in love! instead of ugh, my mayor sucks — and then she bobbled the wording during the third one we saw her officiate. Luckily Barbara Lee was up next, and seemed much more at ease and eloquent with a microphone in her face than Quan was.

If I remember correctly, the ceremony we saw Rep. Lee officiate was a re-commitment ceremony (they'd gotten married during the earlier period when same-sex marriage was legal in California) for two men who'd been together for 18+ years and who met for the first time when their fifth grade classes played each other in a soccer game. A resounding "Awww!" went up from the crowd when she told us that part.
posted by Lexica at 7:42 PM on September 1, 2013


You'll have to excuse me, something just flew into my eye and I seem to be openly weeping with joy.
posted by stoneweaver at 7:59 PM on September 1, 2013


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