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Another US Supreme Court justice tests equal marriage law out herself

Nick Duffy October 15, 2015
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Months after bringing same-sex marriage to all 50 states, a third Supreme Court justice is trying it out herself – by officiating a lesbian couple’s wedding.

Equal marriage came to all 50 US states in June this year, when five of the nine Supreme Court justices ruled in ‘Obergefell v Hodges’ that it is unconstitutional to prevent gay couples from tying the knot.

To date, a number of Supreme Court justices have taken advantage of the law personally – by marrying same-sex couples themselves.
Another US Supreme Court justice tests equal marriage law out herself
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, often seen as the most liberal judges on the court, has officiated a number of same-sex weddings before and after the case – including  a ceremonial wedding for the US ambassador to Vietnam. Justice Elena Kagan also officiated a wedding for her former law clerk Mitchell Reich and his husband Patrick Pearsall.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor has now also performed a wedding for a lesbian couple – meaning all three women on the highest court have personally performed same-sex weddings.

According to the Washington Blade, Sonia Sotomayor officiated at the wedding of Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino, the founders of D&P Creative Strategies.

The Blade states that the wedding took place in DC’s Potomac View Terrace – with a number of Democratic lawmakers also present for the ceremony.

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