Esteemed Black Jurist And Former NFL Player Could Become First Openly Gay Judge To Sit On California Supreme Court
“To some young person who may be out there today, who is struggling with their identity, anyone who knows me knows that my identity as a gay man has perhaps been one of the greatest challenges of my life," Martin Jenkins said
October 06, 2020 at 2:46 pm
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.”