California Asks Judges: Gay or Straight?

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/02/24 23:18:04
"In order to make sure gays and lesbians are adequately represented on the judicial bench, the state of California is requiring all judges and justices to reveal their sexual orientation. The announcement was made in an internal memo sent to all California judges and justices.

“[The Administrative Office of the Courts] is contacting all judges and justices to gather data on race/ethnicity, gender identification, and sexual orientation,” reads an email sent by Romunda Price of the Administrative Office of the Courts. A copy of Price’s memo was obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

“Providing complete and accurate aggregate demographic data is crucial to garnering continuing legislative support for securing critically needed judgeships,” Price writes.

The process of self-revealing one’s sexual orientation is an element of a now yearly process. “To ensure that the AOC reports accurate data and to avoid the need to ask all judges to provide this information on an annual basis, the questionnaire asks that names be provided. The AOC, however, will release only aggregate statistical information, by jurisdiction, as required by the Government Code and will not identify any specific justice or judge.”

Philip R. Carrizosa of the executive office of communications at the Judicial Council of California, the Administrative Office of the Courts, confirmed the authenticity of Price’s email regarding gender identification and sexual orientation to THE WEEKLY STANDARD."

Read More: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/california-ask...

Add Photos & Videos

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest

  • Katherine 2012/02/25 04:17:05
    You mean to tell me that now they're going to have people serving solely based on sexual preference, and if you're not the preferred sexual preference you might not get a job?
  • sjalan 2012/02/25 01:06:11
    Well that will be a totally confidential document from the sound of it. Doesn't seem to impose that the judges out themselves so it would be fine by me.
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/02/25 01:01:11
    Demonic Rat Hunter
    And the Libs were screaming about DADT.
    Wonder if Gov. Moonbeam's first name is Fairy ?
  • The Logical Canadian 2012/02/24 23:48:05
    The Logical Canadian
    Can we go both ways?
  • Doug King 2012/02/24 23:42:24
    Doug King
    Only in California!
  • Linkums 2012/02/24 23:19:32
    Wow, California.

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

News & Politics

2016/02/12 01:34:01

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals