Gov. Brown Appoints Openly Gay, Lesbian Judges

The governor selects a gay man and lesbian to serve in California courts.

Jim Humes will be the first openly gay justice to serve on the California Court of Appeals, The Huffington Post reported Wednesday. Paula Rosenstein, who is openly lesbian, will serve on the San Diego Superior Court.

It's the first time the governor has appointed openly gay or lesbian people to court vacancies since returning to the governor’s office in 2011, according to the Bay Area Reporter. Brown did not previously disclose that any of his judicial appointments were members of the LGBT community.

Humes has been Brown's executive secretary for legal affairs, administration and policy since last year and was also on Brown's staff when he was California's attorney general.

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George November 23, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Lets just hope he judges fairly and isn't biased towards gay in legal matters. Gays have a tendency to do that.
Ali November 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Do you have proof of one judge being unfair in legal matters, Paul? Or is this just another of your ignorant statements?
Chloe Ross November 24, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Oh how rude. If you are gay - do you have first hand knowledge of this? If not - you really insult a lot of fine people.


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