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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an annual Women's History Month reception hosted by Pelosi in the U.S. capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 18.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over another same-sex wedding in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, just over a month before the Court may decide whether gay marriage is constitutional.

The New York Times reports that Ginsburg, sporting her traditional black robe and white collar, officiated the nuptials of Michael Kahn and Charles Mitchem at the Anderson House during an afternoon ceremony. While doing so, she was said to have put special emphasis on the word “Constitution” in closing that the two were now wed by the powers vested in her by that document.

What Ginsburg intended with that reference is unclear, but it did bring a loud applause. The Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage could come in June.


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