The Notorious RBG is at it again. The 82 year-old Supreme Court Justice has long fought for women’s rights, advocated for marriage equality, and even offered brilliant relationship advice. Her general badassery has made her a hero of the internet and led to some truly excellent memes, and Natalie Portman recently signed on to play her in an upcoming movie about her life.
One of the things RBG is notorious for is shutting down opponents of marriage equality like a boss. During the opening arguments of the Supreme Court marriage equality case in April, she pointed out the ways that the institution of marriage has changed over time, saying, “Marriage was a relationship of a dominant male to a subordinate female...Would that be a choice that state should [still] be allowed to have?” and responding to claims that marriage should be reserved for those who can procreate by asking, “Suppose a couple, 70-year-old couple, comes in and they want to get married?”
This weekend RBG was at it again -- she just might have dropped a huge hint about the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision. On Sunday afternoon she presided over a super fancy gay wedding in Washington DC, and, according to the New York Times, “With a sly look and special emphasis on the word ‘Constitution,’ Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.”
According to the NYT again, there’s no way to know whether RBG was just making a statement about her own feelings on marriage equality, or letting us in on her secret insider knowledge about the upcoming Supreme Court ruling, but “the guests [at the wedding] began applauding loudly, delighted either way.”
We feel that.
To say the least.
Keep fighting that good fight, RBG!