Anthony Kennedy likely to swing case of same-sex wedding cake

Eighty-one-year-old Anthony Kennedy, who was appointed by Republican president Ronald Reagan in 1987 and is the court’s longest serving judge, is widely expected to provide the decisive vote in the so-called “gay wedding cake” case (AFP Photo/SAUL LOEB)

Perennial swing voter Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was once again the center of attention as a closely divided Supreme Court tackled the case of a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, a case highlighting the clash between First Amendment freedoms and respect for gay rights. With the court’s four…