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Times of London Profiles Sir Terence Etherton

"I’m not an activist, but I think it is my duty to be open." May 31, 2018 (Times of London) -- When Sir Terence Etherton was practicing at the Chancery Bar, there was an unspoken policy that gay men would not be appointed to the bench because,...

Q&A: California Court of Appeals Justice Therese Stewart

In late 2014, The Recorder profiled Justice Therese Stewart, the first lesbian to serve openly as an appellate justice in California. Justice Therese Stewart took her seat on the First District Court of Appeals in August, becoming the first openly gay woman to serve as an...

Mike Jacobs Comes Out as First Openly Bisexual U.S. Judge

Georgia Judge Mike Jacobs has come out as the first openly bisexual judge in the United States. Jacobs made the announcement at the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia event on April 19, according to Project Q Atlanta. He also confirmed the announcement in a posting about...

Record Number of LGBT Judges in California

The Bay Area Reporter reports on the record number of LGBT judges in California.  There are currently 56 openly LGBT judges serving on the state appellate and trial courts.  There are no openly LGBT judges serving on the CA Supreme Court. The article notes that...

Teresa Caffese Joins San Francisco Superior Court

Vice-President Linda Colfax shared that Teresa Caffese is now a member of the Superior Court for San Francisco.  Governor Jerry Brown’s November 2nd announcement includes "Teresa M. Caffese, 57, of San Francisco, has been appointed to a judgeship in the San Francisco County Superior Court. Caffese...