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Justice Anthony Kennedy

Surprising friend of gay rights in a high place

Justice Anthony 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.

Dueling rallies planned for Prop 8/DOMA week at Supreme Court | UPDATED

Supporters and opponents of marriage equality are making plans for large rallies in Washington, D.C., during the week that the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

U.S. Supreme Court to look at Prop 8/DOMA cases on Friday

Early this Friday, the nine justices of the nation’s high court are scheduled to meet behind closed doors to discuss these crucial gay-rights cases that affect millions of LGBT Americans.