PHOTO: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Wedding Of Gay Couple

September 2, 2013 6:05 a.m.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the wedding of a gay couple Saturday evening at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser (left) is a longtime friend of Ginsburg’s and asked her to preside over his wedding, the Associated Press reported. He was married to John Roberts, a government economist.

“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,” Ginsburg told the Washington Post prior to the ceremony.

“It won’t be long before there will be another” performed by a justice, Ginsburg added. She has plans to preside over another wedding of a same-sex couple in September, according to the Post.

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