California Gov. Gavin Newsom has nominated an esteemed Black jurist for the coveted seat on California’s Supreme Court. If appointed, Justice Martin Jenkins would become not only the third Black person to hold the position, but the first openly gay judge in the high court’s history. 

Newsom made the announcement on Monday during a press conference, saying Jenkins, who is also a former NFL player, was ”a living and breathing example that love means love.”