Sotomayor officiates at same-sex wedding in Washington

Sonia Sotomayor AP

Sonia SotomayorAP

Sonia Sotomayor

WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor has presided over the same-sex wedding of the owners of a Washington consulting firm that focuses on Hispanic and gay rights issues.

Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino are the founders of the consulting firm D&P Creative Strategies. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said Sotomayor officiated at their wedding Saturday in Washington.

Arberg said the justice is a friend of the couple.

It was Sotomayor’s first time presiding at such a wedding. She joins colleagues Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, as well as retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, in conducting same-sex weddings.

The three sitting justices were part of the majority decision in June that extended same-sex marriage nationwide.

Sotomayor’s participation in the wedding ceremony was first reported by the Washington Blade.

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