Anthony Kennedy's majority decision ("The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality. This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation.") now in a beautiful gift edition.
A beautifully packaged gift edition of Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality
A milestone in the history of American civil and human rights, Obergefell et al. v. Hodges legalized gay marriage across the United States. A powerful testament to the progress of human and civil rights, The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality is an essential document of our times.
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Anthony M. Kennedy is an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Born in 1936 in Sacramento, CA, Kennedy joined the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1975 as the youngest federal appeals court judge in the country. He was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan in 1987.
“A profound and inspiring opinion expanding human rights across America, and bridging the nation's past to its present . . . Justice Kennedy’s opinion will affect the course of American history, and it will change lives starting now.” —The New York Times
“[This ruling is] a victory for gay and lesbian couples who have fought so long for their basic civil rights. It’s a victory for their children, whose families will now be recognized as equal to any other. It’s a victory for the allies and friends and supporters who spent years, even decades, working and praying for change to come. And this ruling is a victory for America. This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts: When all Americans are treated as equal we are all more free.” —President Barack Obama
“A landmark victory for gay rights.” —The Washington Post
“The Supreme Court’s historic ruling . . . granting gays and lesbians an equal right to marry nationwide puts an exclamation point on a profound shift in law and public attitudes, and creates the most significant and controversial new constitutional liberty in more than a generation.” —Los Angeles Times
“The most important civil rights case in a generation.” —The Guardian