Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate at a same-sex marriage ceremony Saturday night, the first Supreme Court justice to ever do so.
Bader will perform the ceremony in Washington at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for its president, Michael M. Kaiser, and economist John Roberts, The Washington Post reported Friday.
The newspaper said the 80-year-old jurist seemed excited during an interview about being the first member of the court to conduct such a ceremony.
Kaiser, 59, has been president of the Kennedy Center since 2001. Robert, 32, works at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
“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 said, adding: “It won’t be long before there will be another” performed by a justice.
Ginsburg also will officiate at the Sept. 26 wedding of David Hagedorn, a food writer and contributor to The Washington Post, and Michael Widomski, director of communications and executive affairs at the National Weather Service, the newspaper reported.