The judge who came down on the side if marriage equality – all across the United States.
The fact that he was a hand-picked conservative, chosen to uphold the right-wing orthodoxy, makes his evolution as a world class defender of liberty and equality even more striking.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY
We picked the nominees. You picked the winners. Out of ten distinguished candidates — from a heterosexual Supreme Court Justice to Utah‘s first openly gay mayor — you chose which contender made the splashiest headlines, graced us with the grabbiest news stories, and, ultimately, made the greatest strides toward LGBTQ freedom.
Five judges constitute a majority on the Supreme Court, but one stands out: Anthony Kennedy. The Reagan-appointed justice — also voted Queerty’s 2015 ‘Person of the Year’ — has become the most forceful advocatefor LGBT rights on the bench, taking the lead on opinions striking down sodomy laws, anti-gay ballot measures and, most notably, bans…
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