2015年7月6日 星期一

Sir Christopher Woodhead (1946-2015), Justice Anthony Kennedy,


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中間派大法官甘迺迪這一票最為關鍵。他在〈多數意見書〉(majority opinion)中寫道:「本法院判決,同性伴侶可以行使其結婚的基本權利。他們的這項自由權不得再被再被剝奪。」文中還說:「依據憲法,尋求結婚的同性伴侶,應享有與異性伴侶相同的法律待遇。剝奪他們這項權利,等於是貶抑他們的選擇,削弱他們的親職(personhood)。」

The Beautiful Closing Paragraph of Justice Kennedy’s Gay Marriage Ruling

By Jordan Weissmann



Justice Anthony Kennedy
Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S.
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Justice Anthony Kennedy, who authored today’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States, is sometimes made fun of for his notoriously purple prose. But today he managed to close his opinion with one of the most beautiful passages you’ll likely read in a court case. I teared up. So did a few other Slate staffers.


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