Ok, let's roll "special" and "bragging rights" all into one big same-sex marriage ball.
Via the Washington Post:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony Saturday when she officiates at the Washington wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser.
The gala wedding of Kaiser and economist John Roberts at the performing arts center brings together the nation’s highest court and the capital’s high society and will mark a new milepost in recognition of same-sex unions.
Ginsburg and Kaiser are close friends. She is perhaps the Supreme Court’s most ardent supporter of the fine arts, especially opera. Kaiser, 59, has been at the helm of the Kennedy Center since 2001 and is an internationally recognized expert in arts management and one of Washington’s most influential civic leaders.
“I can’t imagine someone I’d rather be married by” than Ginsburg, Kaiser said in an interview.
Umm, hello? A US Supreme Court justice? Yeah, pretty fab officiant, there.
Although, I will say - when my husband Michael and I got married in Toronto in 2003, the legality of same-sex marriage was new. But Senior Justice Lauren Marshall generously agreed to marry Michael and I. And it was as special and memorable as any wedding ever could be.
AND - being the senior justice, she had the 'best' courtroom, which happened to be the courtroom the movie CHICAGO the Musical was shot in. So we knew we were in the right place... :)
Congrats to Michael Kaiser and John Roberts. I hope your day is as special as mine was.