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Connecticut Supreme Court welcomes first openly gay justice

Posted by Jim Lopata  January 25, 2013 10:52 AM

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This week, the Connecticut legislature confirmed Andrew J. McDonald as a justice for the supreme court. He is the first openly gay person to serve on the state's highest court.

From The Stamford Times:

The General Assembly overwhelmingly confirmed former Stamford state Sen. Andrew McDonald as the newest member Connecticut's State Supreme Court and the state's first openly gay appellate jurist.

An article in The CT Mirror noted that McDonald's sexual orientation did not come up as an issue during debate, although other issues did, such as his lack of experience as a judge, and suspected biases based on prior legislation he worked on:

His sexual orientation was not addressed during a debate in which opponents focused on his lack of previous judicial experience and his sponsorship of a bill in 2009 that Catholics deemed an intrusion into church affairs.
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