Back in undergrad, I took a couple constitutional law classes that I really enjoyed. Today I nerd out when I read articles about the Supreme Court. Now that I prefaced that lets say I got really excited when I was reading this Times article about Justice Kennedy and gay rights. The long short story about Justice Kennedy is that he was appointed by Reagan and was supposed to be extremely conservative. That didn’t pan out. Kennedy became a moderate conservative on the court and since Justice O’Connor retired he has become the swing vote. Sometimes the way he votes baffles the mind, but as a justice he has always been a big supporter of gay rights. The Times article is just a nice little history of it.