Letter from America

Liberal turn

Print edition : July 24, 2015

Participants carry rainbow-coloured balloons at the Heritage Pride March in New York on June 28. A large turnout was expected for gay pride parades across the U.S. following the landmark Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country. Photo: Kathy Willens/AP

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (left) with fellow Justice Anthony Kennedy. Photo: LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent judgments on gay marriage, health care and housing suggest that even a highly conservative institution has to move with the times, away from the narrow confines of prejudice.
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