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Pro-LGBTQ+ Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire

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appointed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton after having been a federal appeals court judge, a law professor, and a lawyer in several federal government posts, including as part of the Watergate special prosecution team.

He has usually supported LGBTQ+ rights, abortion rights, the Affordable Care Act, and other liberal causes, but he has taken issue with the idea that politics inform judicial rulings; he says judges simply apply the law as they see it.He joined the court’s majority in ruling for LGBTQ+ rights in 1996’s Romer v.

Evans, which struck down an antigay law in Colorado; 2003’s Lawrence v. Texas, which invalidated all remaining antisodomy laws; and 2020’s Bostock v.

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