Notorious RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiates gay wedding, drops possible hint about Supreme Court decision

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Just a month before the Supreme Court is set to make a decision that might or might not  legalize same-sex marriages nationwide, the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have dropped a big hint on how the court will rule. According to an account by Maureen Dowd, The New York Times journalist who was a guest at the wedding the Supreme Court Justice officiated for Shakespeare Theatre Company artistic director Michael Kahn and New York architect Charles Mitchem, she pronounced the two men married by the powers vested in her “by the Constitution of the United States” — clearly emphasizing that essential phrase and giving a “sly look.” Not everyone’s convinced that we should read much into this, however. MSNBC’s Irin Carmon, who is working on a Ginsburg biography, says the nod to the Constitution is quite usual for RBG — same-sex marriage or not. But that still leaves her “sly look” open for interpretation. As Vox points out, legal experts and LGBT advocates are widely expecting the Supreme Court to rule in favor of marriage equality next month.

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