Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has a long history of opinions in which he sides in favor of LGBT rights (including the famed 2015 decision in which the country legalized gay marriage), wrote the court’s 7-2 decision against the gay couple today.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the court’s 7-2 decision against the same-sex couple, departing from his long history of opinions in favor of gay rights dating back a generation. Included among them was the court’s 2015 decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
“The outcome of cases like this in other circumstances must await further elaboration in the courts,” Kennedy said. “These disputes must be resolved with tolerance, without undue disrespect to sincere religious beliefs, and without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market.”
Fellow liberal justices Justices Breyer and Kagan voted along with the majority, while Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor cast their dissents.
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