A love of opera connected Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a Delaware County couple, reports Philadelphia.cbslocal.com.
That connection led to her officiating the 2017 wedding of Daryl and Jackie Freedman.
Daryl Freedman, a professional opera singer, performed with the Washington National Opera at “Justice at the Opera” hosted by Ginsberg.
Working up their courage the couple asked Justice Ginsburg to officiate their wedding.
“The worst thing that someone can say is no and she’s an icon and legend and I figure now’s our shot to see if she would grant us this honor and we asked,” Jackie Freedman said.
She said yes. A few weeks later they were in Justice Ginsburg’s Supreme Court chamber.
The couple said Ginsburg was very specific about the words she used in the ceremony.
“For us, as two women to be married by such an icon who was a pioneer for women’s rights and equality and a champion for the LGBTQ+ community, the significance, the historical significance, the personal significance, it was just unbelievable overwhelming and incredible,” Daryl Freedman said.
Ginsburg died Friday at 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Read more about this local connection to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg here.
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