Justice Kennedy was a supporter of gay rights, but he also weighed in on the conservative side for cases such as Citizens United.
The justices at the high court cited last month's Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling in their decision to not hear the Arlene's Flowers case.
Ellie Klein will be one of Dr. Chris Carey's first patients to undergo a vaginoplasty, a procedure with pent-up demand in Colorado and nationwide.
These legal skirmishes draw similar battle lines between religious freedoms and gay rights.
Baker Jack Phillips was back at the bakery today, greeting supporters and customers, as the couple struggled with the decision with their lawyers.
What was expected to be a close vote with wide-ranging effects came down as a narrow decision with limited reach.
The justice has been both the court's most visible defender of gay rights as well as its greatest supporter of free speech.
The Twin Peaks school board is decrying opponents for trying to "twist this situation into a politically polarizing gay and lesbian issue."
- BJ Buchmann made headlines last month when prevented valedictorian Evan Young from giving a graduation speech outing himself as gay.Read more