In a major milestone for the LGBTQ community, more and more queer women are been appointed as judges. This is a significant step forward in the fight for equality, and now these women are helping to shape the law in favor of more inclusive policies.
After being unanimously confirmed by the Senate, lesbian Justice Laurie Earl was sworn in on January 6 to serve as a judge for California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal. She becomes only the fifth openly LGBTQ federal judge and only the tenth woman on the 3rd federal appeals court bench.
Justice Laurie Earl's historic swearing in is an important step forward for the LGBTQ community. Learn more about her story and how she will make a difference on the 3rd District Court of Appeal bench >>
As we celebrate these trailblazing women, it's important to remember that there is still much work to be done. We must continue to fight for equality and justice until all members of the LGBTQ community are able to achieve their dreams, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. To learn more about the progress being made in the world of queer politics, check out this article on lesbian women in politics.