Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Same-Sex Wedding for Third Time
Last weekend, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated a same-sex wedding for the third time.
Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate a same-sex wedding in 2013, when she officiated the wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts. She officiated the wedding of Michael Widomski and David Hagedorn later that year.
Ginsburg has been vocal about her support for marriage equality in the past. In June 2013, Ginsburg joined the majority opinion in United States v. Windsor, striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. She also has done interviews in the past stating her support for loving, committed same-sex couples nationwide.
In 2014, Justice Elena Kagan officiated a same-sex wedding for the first time.
Justices Ginsburg and Kagan will have a chance to decide in favor of marriage equality again this year, with the historic marriage case Obergefell v. Hodges before the Supreme Court.
A decision from the Supreme Court is expected in June.
This week, Alfred Angelo and Disney Fairy Tale Weddings took center stage at the historic New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway, where the hit musical Aladdin takes place.
The amazing and talented team at the theatre worked hard to make the show happen, and watching the set be converted into a runway was surreal… and spectacular.
They say that all that glitters is gold, and this year, we’re thrilled to reveal our latest Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Collection, inspired by glowing brides everywhere.
Oh, and did we mention that talented Broadway star Courtney Reed, who plays Jasmine in Aladdin - The Musical, lit up the stage as our very own Jasmine? We couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2016. Cheers to a whole new world!
Taken in Rishon Lezion, Israel, this image depicts two Holocaust survivors at their wedding. The bride (center), is named Chana Keller, and she survived a 800 km (500 mile) death march. I can’t even image the happiness being depicted in this picture.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, GAPYEONG : Couples attend a mass wedding held by the Unification Church at
Cheongshim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, east of Seoul, on February
20, 2016. Hundreds of couples were married at the South Korean
headquarters of the Unification Church. The Unification Church, set up
by Sun Myung Moon in Seoul in 1954, is one of the world’s most
controversial religious organisations, and its devotees are often dubbed
“Moonies” after the founder. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / JUNG
Happy 69th anniversary, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter!
After growing up near each other in Plains, Georgia, Jimmy and Rosalynn first started dating while he was serving at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. After their first date, Jimmy stated plainly, “She’s the girl I want to marry.“
The future President and First Lady of the United States were married a year later, on July 7, 1946, in a ceremony in Plains. Throughout their lives, the pair has worked together in politics and championing human rights, working closely with the Carter Center, which they co-founded in 1982, next to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. In 1999, they were both awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor.
Images from the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, via ourpresidents: