Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to perform another same-sex wedding

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to perform yet another same-sex wedding.

It was announced that justice Ginsburg will officiate the wedding of her former law clerk, Danny Rubens, to his partner Danny Grossman.

The justice, 81, is no stranger to performing weddings for same-sex couples, having first officiated at the wedding of a gay couple last September.

She has quietly officiated weddings for at least two other same-sex couples to date, and is the only Supreme Court justice known to have done so.

A statement from the court said: “Justice Ginsburg will not have any comment beyond confirming she will officiate at the wedding of Danny Rubens and Danny Grossman this weekend.”

The judge, known for her liberal views, is seen as a certain vote in favour of same-sex marriage if the court takes up a case later this year.

In legal briefs this week, 32 US states called on the Supreme Court to issue a ruling on same-sex marriage.

Filings from the huge number of states urged the court to take up one of the pending marriage ban cases from Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia when it begins its new session next month.

Massachusetts’s brief calling for marriage bans to be struck down was backed by California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Washington.

Meanwhile, Colorado’s call for the Court to intervene on the issue to prevent further legal battles was supported by Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.