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May 18, 2015

US Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage next month

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put special emphasis on the word 'constitution' while performing a marriage ceremony for two men in Washington DC over the weekend.

The wedding of Shakespeare Theater Company artistic director Michael Kahn and Charles Mitchem, who works at an architecture firm in New York, took place Sunday in Washington's Embassy Row neighborhood.

Ginsburg, who was performing her second same-sex ceremony, said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her 'by the Constitution of the United States.'

April 30, 2015

'Notorious RBG' destroys every argument put forward against gay marriage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had the perfect response to every argument against gay marriage put forward at the Supreme Court on Tuesday (28 April).

The 82-year-old justice has become a liberal champion for her support of gay marriage and has been dubbed the 'notorious RBG' by younger fans.

First, Ginsburg promptly shut down the argument that the court does not have legal right to change a 'millennia' of tradition.

April 30, 2015

'Notorious RBG' destroys every argument put forward against gay marriage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had the perfect response to every argument against gay marriage put forward at the Supreme Court on Tuesday (28 April).

The 82-year-old justice has become a liberal champion for her support of gay marriage and has been dubbed the 'notorious RBG' by younger fans.

First, Ginsburg promptly shut down the argument that the court does not have legal right to change a 'millennia' of tradition.

April 27, 2015

Will the 13 US states that still ban same-sex marriage, a Supreme Court decision could overturn the bans and make history

The US Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments over whether the entire country should allow gay couples to get married.

Only 13 states remain in the fight for LGBTI people to marry the person they love, wherever they want to in the US.

Oral arguments will begin to be heard from tomorrow (28 April), with a decision expected in late June.

The four liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan have already stated their opposition to state same-sex marriage bans.

February 13, 2015

'All I’m doing on the Supreme Court is opining about who should decide'

It would come as a surprise to no one if US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia votes against making same-sex marriage legal nationwide later this year.

But he doesn't want to be labeled as anti-gay.

The staunchly conservative Scalia voted against the gutting of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and last week was on the losing end of a vote to extend the ban against gay marriage in Alabama.

February 12, 2015

Justice says people will accept it

Americans will accept same-sex marriage in every state, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has said.

Pointing to the sweeping change in attitudes towards gay and lesbian couples, the 81-year-old justice said the majority of the public will be happy if the Supreme Court legalizes marriage equality.

It comes as Alabama has become the 37th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

The high court is set to rule on the issue in June, and conservatives Clarence Thomas has already indicated the court intends to rule in favor of gay rights.

September 17, 2014

Associate justice says there will only be urgency for high court if a state ban is upheld

Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US Supreme Court won't be in a big rush to hear a gay marriage case unless the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds state marriage bans.

If that were to happen, 'there will be some urgency,' Ginsberg said during a talk at the University of Minnesota Law School on Tuesday (16 September).

The Sixth Circuit covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee and has marriage equality cases pending.

September 17, 2014

Associate justice says there will only be urgency for high court if a state ban is upheld

Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US Supreme Court won't be in a big rush to hear a gay marriage case unless the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds state marriage bans.

If that were to happen, 'there will be some urgency,' Ginsberg said during a talk at the University of Minnesota Law School on Tuesday (16 September).

The Sixth Circuit covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee and has marriage equality cases pending.

September 5, 2014

Ceremony to take place at a time when number of potential marriage equality cases that might go before the high court grows

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the US Supreme Court, is set to perform yet another same-sex wedding ceremony this weekend - her fourth.

Ginsburg, 81, will be conducting the ceremony of her former law clerk, Danny Rubens, and his fiance Danny Grossman.

September 5, 2014

Ceremony to take place at a time when number of potential marriage equality cases that might go before the high court grows

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the US Supreme Court, is set to perform yet another same-sex wedding ceremony this weekend - her fourth.

Ginsburg, 81, will be conducting the ceremony of her former law clerk, Danny Rubens, and his fiance Danny Grossman.

October 30, 2013

Former justice once voted to uphold Boy Scouts of America's ban on gays

Retired US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor returned to her old workplace on Tuesday (29 October) to officiate over a same-sex wedding ceremony.

O'Connor married Jeffrey Trammell and Stuart Serkin who have already been together for 36 years. Trammell has known O'Connor since her days as chancellor at The College of William & Mary, Bloomberg reports.

September 7, 2013

The differences in ideology might be sharp on the Supreme Court, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg insists 'one of the hallmarks of the court is collegiality'

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said marriage equality is an example of the Constitution's 'genius.'

The first justice of the country's highest court to perform a same-sex wedding was speaking to an audience in the Northeastern city of Philadelphia on 6 August.

September 7, 2013

The differences in ideology might be sharp on the Supreme Court, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg insists 'one of the hallmarks of the court is collegiality'

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said marriage equality is an example of the Constitution's 'genius.'

The first justice of the country's highest court to perform a same-sex wedding was speaking to an audience in the Northeastern city of Philadelphia on 6 August.

August 31, 2013

Will be US Supreme Court Justice to officiate over a same-sex marriage

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make history this weekend when she becomes the first US Supreme Court Justice to perform a same-sex wedding.

Ginsburg, part of the high court's liberal wing, will conduct the ceremony of Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts.

The ceremony will take place at the Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington DC on Saturday (31 August).

August 31, 2013

Will be US Supreme Court Justice to officiate over a same-sex marriage

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make history this weekend when she becomes the first US Supreme Court Justice to perform a same-sex wedding.

Ginsburg, part of the high court's liberal wing, will conduct the ceremony of Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts.

The ceremony will take place at the Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington DC on Saturday (31 August).

August 27, 2013

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks about the Supreme Court, the DOMA and Prop 8 cases and the calls for her retirement

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the US Supreme Court, is pleased with how marriage equality was dealt with in the most recent term.

The leading force of the court's liberal wing praised the results in the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 trials.

August 27, 2013

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks about the Supreme Court, the DOMA and Prop 8 cases and the calls for her retirement

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the US Supreme Court, is pleased with how marriage equality was dealt with in the most recent term.

The leading force of the court's liberal wing praised the results in the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 trials.

March 27, 2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg says law is like telling states there is 'full marriage and skim milk marriage'

The justices of the US Supreme Court raised major doubts today about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act during its second hearing in two days on gay marriage.

Journalists who watched the proceedings immediately began tweeting that it appears that DOMA, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996, has the five votes needed to be struck down.

March 26, 2013

Antonin Scalia: 'When did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage?'

United States Supreme Court justices asked tough questions today of both sides during oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8.

Among the chief questions was whether supporters of Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state, even have the legal standing to defend the law in court.

'Here these individuals are not elected by the people or appointed by the people,' Justice Sonia Sotomayor remarked at one point.

March 26, 2013

Antonin Scalia: 'When did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage?'

United States Supreme Court justices asked tough questions today of both sides during oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8.

Among the chief questions was whether supporters of Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state, even have the legal standing to defend the law in court.

'Here these individuals are not elected by the people or appointed by the people,' Justice Sonia Sotomayor remarked at one point.

September 20, 2012

Makes prediction when asked about constitutionality of gay marriage

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to ever be appointed to the US Supreme Court, said this week that it is likely that the court will be ruling on gay marriage sometime in the next year.

September 20, 2012

Makes prediction when asked about constitutionality of gay marriage

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to ever be appointed to the US Supreme Court, said this week that it is likely that the court will be ruling on gay marriage sometime in the next year.