Martin Jenkins: First Openly Gay Justice On California Supreme Court

(Photo: Justice Martin Jenkins)

California has confirmed its first openly gay justice to the state Supreme Court, reports KTLA.

The Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed Justice Martin Jenkins on Tuesday, praising him for his “brilliant intellect, first-class temperament, and boundless humanity.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated Jenkins last month to replace Justice Ming Chin, who retired on Aug. 31. During a news conference last month, Jenkins said his identity as a gay man has been “perhaps the greatest challenge of my life.”

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Martin Jenkins becomes 1st openly gay justice on California Supreme Court