Ruth Bader Ginsberg Officiates Same-Sex ‘Wedding’ as Supreme Court Deliberates National Case


Justice-GinsburgWASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated a same-sex “wedding” last weekend as the nation’s high court deliberates a monumental case that will decide states’ rights regarding the definition of marriage.

Ginsburg wore her traditional black robe and lace collar as she presided over the ceremony of Michael Kahn and Charles Mitchem. According to reports, Ginsburg put an emphasis on the word “Constitution” as she declared that she was uniting them under the “powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.”

“No one was sure if she was highlighting her own beliefs or giving a hint to the outcome of the case under consideration by the Supreme Court that could determine whether same-sex marriage is constitutional,” wrote New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

As previously reported, Ginsburg, nominated to the bench by Bill Clinton, officiated a ceremony in 2013, where she presided over an event for Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and his partner John Roberts.

“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,” she said prior to the occasion, according to the Washington Post.

But as a result of her involvement and outspokenness on the matter, some called for Ginsburg to recuse herself from the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which she has not done.

The Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, Alabama, led by the wife of “Ten Commandments judge” Roy Moore, filed a motion last month asking for both Ginsburg and Elena Kagan—who likewise has officiated a ceremony—to excuse themselves from the case. It noted that 28 U.S.C. sec 455(a) requires that a justice “shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”

“Common sense dictates that one who has performed same-sex marriages cannot objectively rule on their legality,” President Kayla Moore stated. “If these justices participate in this case, the court’s decision will forever be questioned as being based on their personal feelings rather than on the Constitution itself.”

During oral argument last month, Ginsburg suggested that the definition of marriage has evolved over time.

“We have changed our idea about marriage,” she said. “Marriage today is not what it was under the common law tradition, under the civil law tradition. Marriage was a relationship of a dominant male to a subordinate female.”

“[Y]ou wouldn’t be asking for this relief if the law of marriage was what it was a millennium ago. I mean, it wasn’t possible,” Ginsburg stated. “Same-sex unions would not have opted into the pattern of marriage, which was a relationship, a dominant and a subordinate relationship. Yes, it was a marriage between a man and a woman, but the man decided where the people would be domiciled; it was her obligation to follow him.”

But other judges expressed a hesitancy to change the definition for one particular type of relationship.

“This definition has been with us for millennia,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy. “And it’s very difficult for the court to say, ‘Oh, well, we know better.’”



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  • weasel1886

    We brought this on ourselves. I’m afraid many American kids will die because we have failed

  • FoJC_Forever

    This is another great example of Islam in practice. Those who support Islam being made a greater and greater part of the American cultural and political landscape are foolish.

    Judgement is coming.

    • weasel1886

      You do realize that this is Muslims killing Muslims and that we spent 13 years protecting and defending Muslims?

      • FoJC_Forever

        Muslims who practice Islam according to the Quran will kill anyone who will not submit to their religious ways.

        • weasel1886

          So what should we do ?

          • FoJC_Forever

            Follow Jesus.

          • weasel1886

            That’s your answer to every problem ?
            You spout this evil and that evil but never offer up solutions

          • FoJC_Forever

            Follow Jesus and He will lead you into Truth, thus you will have your solutions. If you just want to question and argue, then you are standing still, running your mouth, and making excuses for not pursuing Truth, Jesus (the) Christ.

          • weasel1886

            So why have government or laws?

          • FoJC_Forever

            Why indeed.

        • Bobby Mae

          So would a true Christian following the Bible.

  • The Last Trump

    I wish these followers of Satan would stop their cowardly slaughter of unarmed innocents and hurry up and invade Israel already. You want to see ISIS disappear from the map?

    Just give the Jews a reason.

    • weasel1886

      Nuke war is so Christian

  • LeftCoast

    And teaching the great idea of evolution to the kids is not abuse? Ok kids, you all come from the result of a half human mutant making babies with a mutated monkey thing (South Park). And we are the loonies? LOL
    And you can’t force your nothing onto children either.

    • MountainDewFan4

      Or, you can teach them … OK kids, you all come from the rib of a man that was turned into a women who then talked to a talking snake.

  • MountainDewFan4

    So you’d have no problem with Satan worshipers conducting a Satanic ritual in the middle of graduation? It’s called FREEDOM OF SPEECH for a reason.

    • The Last Trump

      Exactly. Hence the FREEDOM OF SPEECH in bold.
      Anybody dumb enough to worship Satan should absolutely be given equal opportunity to do so.
      And then reap the consequences and get what’s coming to them. 🙂