How This Couple Got Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Officiate Their Wedding

In terms of performing kindnesses to lovebirds who want to get married, Ruth Bader Ginsburg set the bar really high: This woman helped strike down DOMA, folks. Still, officiating a wedding for a cute couple because the bride thinks you're a badass is a nice follow-up, RBG.
The Supreme Court justice stepped up to oversee the vows between journalist Irin Carmon and artist and professor Ari Richter over Labor Day weekend. Carmon's career presumably played a part in securing Ginsburg's participation: She's the coauthor, with Shana Knizhnik, of the best selling Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Carmon, who has also interviewed the associate justice for MSNBC, shared photos from the wedding on social media. The ceremony took place at the Waterfront Museum in New York City.
"Last weekend, on a historic barge near the Statue of Liberty, I had the honor of being married by the Notorious RBG herself," the reporter wrote. "Here she is signing the marriage license before the ceremony."
According to Carmon's sister, Ginsburg was in excellent form. (And, really, who would expect anything less?)
"Last night the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg graced us as the officiant at my sister's wedding to my new brother Ari," she posted on Instagram. "She brought jokes, wisdom, and her elegant fashion slay. (She wore black fishnet gloves and a three-piece black pantsuit at the reception, and wore her judicial robe and jabot [lace collar] for the ceremony.) Being honored by this personal hero and national treasure has left us nothing short of awestruck. May she live forever and ever amen."
Should the newlyweds need further assistance, they need only refer to Ginsburg's February 2017 speech at Stanford.
"In every good marriage, it helps sometimes to be a little deaf," she said. "I have followed that advice assiduously, and not only at home through 56 years of a marital partnership nonpareil. I have employed it as well in every workplace, including the Supreme Court. When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade."
Take note, lovebirds.
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