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Kennedy’s Former Clerk Calls Him ‘First Gay Justice’
CNS News ^ | June 26, 2013 - 5:41 PM | Fred Lucas

Posted on 06/27/2013 8:46:52 AM PDT by Sopater

Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is the “first gay justice” for writing Wednesday’s majority opinion in the Defense of Marriage Act case, after already writing the opinion in two other homosexual rights cases, a Cornell University law professor said.

Michael C. Dorf, professor of law at Cornell and a former clerk for Kennedy, said Kennedy’s legacy is secure.

“If Bill Clinton was ‘the first Black president,’ Anthony Kennedy has now firmly secured his place in history as ‘the first gay Justice,’” Dorf said in a statement. “As the author of Romer v. Evans, Lawrence v. Texas and now United States v. Windsor, Justice Kennedy makes clear that he not only accepts, but welcomes the task of writing majestic opinions affirming the dignity of gay persons and couples.”

In the 5-4 ruling in the United States vs. Windsor, Kennedy wrote the majority opinion that said the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) “singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty.”

In the Romer v. Evans case, Colorado voters approved a law to prevent any city, town, or county in the state from making homosexuals a protected class. The Supreme Court struck down the Colorado law in a 6-3 decision written by Kennedy in 1996.

In 2003, in another 6-3 vote, Kennedy wrote the opinion for the Lawrence v. Texas case, striking down the Texas anti-sodomy law, and effectively striking down all other anti-sodomy laws.

The DOMA decision did not require all states to recognize gay marriage; it only required that federal benefits go to same-sex couples if they were married in one of the 12 states that recognized homosexual “marriage.”

In a separate case on Wednesday, Hollingsworth v. Perry, the court ruled 5-4 that the defenders of California’s Proposition 8 did not have standing, effectively killing the 2008 voter initiative to recognize only traditional marriage in the state because the state government did not defend the law. It also effectively legalizes homosexual “marriage” for California, a right bestowed on homosexual couples by the state Supreme Court.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: gayagenda; scotus

1 posted on 06/27/2013 8:46:52 AM PDT by Sopater
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2 posted on 06/27/2013 8:47:57 AM PDT by februus
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To: februus

Man, that’s creepy.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 8:50:37 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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I'm thinking there are plenty of homosexuals on the Court.
4 posted on 06/27/2013 8:51:19 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I know Kennedy’s son, Justin. What a POS!


5 posted on 06/27/2013 8:58:16 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Sopater

That would be Stevens.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 8:59:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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Swinging Justice Kennedy Told Us 17 Years Ago That He Favored Gay Marriage Posted on June 27, 2013 by Teri Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision requiring the federal government to pay federal benefits to couples in so-called same-sex “marriages” was no surprise. After Justice Kennedy’s ridiculous, emotionally-driven opinion in 2003′s Lawrence v. Texas, a case that invalidated state laws against sodomy, it was only a matter of time, provided that Swinging Tony was still on the Court. Now, predictably, the Supreme Court has jumped the shark. http://teriobrien.com/2013/06/27/swinging-justice-kennedy-told-us-17-years-ago-that-he-favored-gay-marriage/
7 posted on 06/27/2013 8:59:36 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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There is no such thing as gay marriage.

No Husband and Wife.

Just two male friends poking each other in the rectum, or two females friends masturbating each other.


8 posted on 06/27/2013 9:03:57 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: KeyLargo

That’s a good way of putting it, that they have jumped the shark. Their opinions are no longer worthy of any respect. They are political only. We are now officially in the era of the rule of men, not laws.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 9:08:59 AM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: Sopater

methinks that if all homosexual supremes recused themselves, the vote would have been closer to 4-3 upholding the law, perhaps 4-2


10 posted on 06/27/2013 9:10:09 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sopater

And Obama is our first gay, black President.


11 posted on 06/27/2013 9:16:16 AM PDT by PGR88
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And Obama is our first gay, black President.

Assuming James Buchanan had no black ancestry.

12 posted on 06/27/2013 9:28:43 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Sopater

What is about the name “Kennedy” that brings with it little intellect, morals, or creative ability, but much in the areas of booze running, crinking and female boinking?

If ever there were a reason for mandatory abortions, eliminating that family line is one.


13 posted on 06/27/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: februus

The Devil is probably doing a facepalm about now, knowing he should have gone with his old pal Hillary, instead. :)


14 posted on 06/27/2013 9:36:21 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Venturer
There is no such thing as gay marriage.

No Husband and Wife.


You sir, are 100% correct with that statement.
15 posted on 06/27/2013 9:36:41 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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“If Bill Clinton was ‘the first Black president,’ Anthony Kennedy has now firmly secured his place in history as ‘the first gay Justice,’” Dorf said in a statement.

Why was Bill Clinton the first 'black president'? Any answer I can come up with is racist... Does anyone know?

16 posted on 06/27/2013 9:37:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Sopater

There is no such thing as ‘sodomite marriage’...only the mentally-ill and their enablers would recognize such an abomination.


17 posted on 06/27/2013 9:38:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Infiltration into positions of influence is how the sodomites advance their agenda...


18 posted on 06/27/2013 9:40:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

where’s David Souter?


19 posted on 06/27/2013 10:24:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: silverleaf

“where’s David Souter?”

Off at the Bates Motel . . . with his dear mother.


20 posted on 06/27/2013 10:33:51 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: who knows what evil?

“Infiltration into positions of influence is how the sodomites advance their agenda...”

“Infilitration into positions” is how they get their jollies, too.


21 posted on 06/27/2013 10:34:52 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Sopater; Perdogg; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; ...

FReepmail me or Perdogg to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

22 posted on 06/30/2013 12:26:44 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Defiant

Wickard v. Filburn put us into the rule of men. The Rule of Law can only comply with natural law. As soon as it crossed out of natural law you become a nation of whims.


23 posted on 06/30/2013 2:42:31 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Sopater
affirming the dignity of gay persons and couples

This is why PC and government schooling is so dangerous. Every person deserves the dignity due to being a human being. That's the minimum. As soon as they act in a way contrary to God or Natural Law, why should I dignify them at all?

24 posted on 06/30/2013 2:44:07 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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