Martin Jenkins becomes 1st openly gay justice on California Supreme Court

California has confirmed its first openly gay justice to the state Supreme Court. The Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed Justice Martin Jenkins on Tuesday, praising him for his “brilliant intellect, first-class temperament, and boundless humanity.” Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated Jenkins last month to replace Justice Ming Chin, who retired on Aug. 31. During a … Continue reading Martin Jenkins becomes 1st openly gay justice on California Supreme Court