— Victoria Kwan (@victoriakwan_) June 1, 2015
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a lover of, well, love. The high-profile judge has been officiating a lot of marriages as of late, and has made her stance on same-sex marriage quite clear with her poignant remarks about the institution and its outdated legalities. So we’re not surprised that when opera singer Alyson Cambridge got married this past weekend, Ginsburg, who is a huge fan, officiated.
According to the Washington Post, Ginsburg was dressed like a rockstar, accessorizing her robes with frilled white ruffle sleeves and oversized sunglasses. Even a malfunctioning microphone make the Supreme Court Justice bluff. Coolly starting over, Ginsburg finished the ceremony with a sweet sentiment, that she hopes Cambridge and her now-husband Timothy Eloe, have happinesss “serving each other and humankind in peace and hope.”
You may be wondering how these two lovebirds landed such an all-star officiant — they simply asked! Ginsburg, is reportedly an opera regular, and at a cast party for Washington National Opera’s production of La Boheme, in which Cambridge starred, the couple asked Ginsburg if she’d be willing to officiate. “I immediately said yes,” Ginsburg recalled.
She also went on to give Alyson some high compliments. “Radiant,” Ginsburg said of the bride on stage, “is a good way to describe her.”
This isn’t the only wedding Ginsburg has been officiating lately. She’s presided over a number of same-sex weddings in DC, as the Supreme Court’s decision on the matter hangs in balance. She’s made her stance pretty clear, though, stating that the marriage institution of when the common laws were made is not the same institution it is today.