Friday, August 30, 2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate at a same-sex wedding in Washington DC tomorrow

This makes me happy on so many levels, not the least of which is imagining Antonin Scalia choking on his own bile when he gets wind of this news.

From 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.
Such marriages were virtually unheard of a little more than a decade ago but now are legal in the nation’s capital, 13 states and in all or part of 17 other countries. After victories at the Supreme Court earlier this summer, a wave of litigation is challenging bans on same-sex marriages in states where they remain prohibited.

My what a difference a decade makes. And thank you right-wing crazies for making this happen. We could have done it without you, but your whack-job, over-the-top, foam-at-the-mouth homophobia most certainly expedited things.   Bless you.


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