30 openly gay and lesbian lawyers will be sworn into the US Supreme Court bar in a ceremony to be held next week.

It will be the first time that representatives of the National LGBT Bar Association will take part in the mass swearing-in that occurs when the court is in session.

Although openly gay and lesbian lawyers already practice before the Supreme Court, next Tuesday’s ceremony will the first time that they will be identified as members of the LGBT Bar Association.

The association says that many members will also be in Washington DC to see President Barack Obama be inaugurated for his second term on Monday.