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Limited Partnership: Justice Kennedy Changes His Mind

Clip: Season 16 Episode 17 | 3m 53s

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the opinion in Obergefell vs. Hodges that protects nationwide same-sex marriage, once maintained very different views. In 1985, Kennedy wrote the decision that forced Australian Tony Sullivan to go underground with his American husband in order to avoid deportation. Learn more about the evolution of Justice Kennedy’s same-sex rulings in this short video.

Aired: 06/14/15

Rating: TV-G

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