The news is out: President Bush is said to be nominating John G. Roberts for the U.S. Supreme Court. We don't know much about him on the topic of glbt civil rights, but there may be reason for some comfort in the following: 1.) The Washington Blade has reported him to be among the more moderate of choices for the bench (on the conservative spectrum under consideration.) 2.) He is considered to be bedrock conservative, not a movement conservative. 3.) He is a graduate of Harvard undergrad and Harvard Law which, in my opinion, means he is has had plenty of healthy exposure to different religions, cultures, and lifestyles. While many may have objections to this justice based on other progressive issues, it is not immediately apparent to me that his choice will prove damaging for us. We will have to watch the hearings closely.