Tuesday, January 6, 2009

new world first for the quiltbag nation

At hunter of justice, this news:

Openly gay man appointed to South Africa's highest court

In a genuinely pathbreaking act, South African President Mothlanthe has appointed Edwin Cameron, a justice on the Supreme Court of Appeal, as a judge of the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa. Judge Cameron becomes the first openly gay man or woman ever appointed to a nation's highest court.

The first ever, anywhere. Very cool. Go President Mothlanthe, go Edwin Cameron, go us. But wouldn't it be nice to add, Go U.S. Any bets on how long that will be--how long before a Supreme Court Justice is out? I'd say six to eight years after same-sex marriage becomes legal on the federal level. But how long will that be? Answers on a postcard...

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