Monday, September 02, 2013

Times Focuses On Justice Kennedy's Role In Gay Rights Legal Victories

Today's New York Times carries a front-page story titled Surprising Friend of Gay Rights in a High Place, tracing Justice Anthony Kennedy's important role in legal victories for the gay rights movement. It says in part:
Justice Kennedy has emerged as the most important judicial champion of gay rights in the nation’s history, having written three landmark opinions on the subject, including this summer’s Windsor decision, which overturned a ban on federal benefits for married same-sex couples. Those rulings collectively represent a new chapter in the nation’s civil rights law, and they have cemented his legacy as a hero to the gay rights movement.