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City Attorney Who Challenged Prop. 8 Appointed to Judicial Bench

City Attorney Who Challenged Prop. 8 Appointed to Judicial Bench

City Attorney Who Challenged Prop. 8 Appointed to Judicial Bench

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed two out attorneys to judgeships, and one of them was lesbian S.F. deputy city attorney Therese M. Stewart, who you know from the Prop. 8 cases.

The attorney who led San Francisco deputy city attorneys in intervening in the federal challenge of Proposition 8 was nominated to California's  First District Court of Appeal.

Governor Jerry Brown announced that he would appoint Theresa M. Stewart to the post on Saturday, making her California’s first lesbian-identified appellate court justice, according toLGBT Weekly.
Stewart has worked at the City Attorney's office since 2002. She argued on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco in the cases that eventually brought marriage equality to the state supreme court in 2008, and then was part of the team of municipal attorneys who intervened in the case to counter Proposition 8.
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said he would be "lying if I didn't concede a degree of personal disappointment in knowing that she won't be standing by my side in the City Attorney's office anymore."

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