Sandra Day O'Connor performs gay couple's wedding at the Supreme Court

The retired justice officiated at the Tuesday wedding, "a regular, very traditional ceremony," the couple said

Published October 30, 2013 12:31PM (EDT)

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on Tuesday officiated at the marriage of Jeff Trammell and Stuart Serkin, joining Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the only two justices (past or current) to perform a wedding for a same-sex couple.

The ceremony was held in the lawyer's lounge at the Supreme Court building because, as Trammell told BuzzFeed, "that's where [O'Connor] was."

O’Connor was introduced to Trammell while serving as chancellor at the College of William and Mary, where he is a rector.

“It was a regular, very traditional ceremony,” Trammell said, calling it “a testament to all those folks up there who worked very hard to make marriage sort of a normal, routine matter for the community, in many states in this country."

By Katie McDonough

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