Connecticut Legislature Confirms State's First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
Written by Instinct Staff |
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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Connecticut's General Assembly today confirmed Andrew J. McDonald as the state's first openly gay state Supreme Court justice.
More after the jump.
According to The CT Mirror, "McDonald, 46, of Stamford was confirmed on votes of 30-3 in the Senate and 125-20 in the House, clearing the way for him to resign as Malloy's general counsel and join the state's highest court Thursday."
Three Republicans in the state Senate opposed his nomination.
McDonald is a former state senator and has been a advocate for same-sex marriage, transgender rights, and the abolition of the death penalty.
He was also co-chairman of Connecticut's judiciary committee when the Senate passed civil unions in the state.
Congrats, Justice McDonald!