Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu to the Washington state Supreme Court. Appointed as a judge in 2000 by then-Gov. Gary Locke, Yu will be the first openly gay justice, and the first Asian American, on the state’s high court. King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday, becoming the first openly gay justice, as well as the first Asian American, to serve on the state’s high court. The 56-year-old, one of 19 applicants for the seat being vacated by Justice James Johnson, was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday. Johnson, considered the court’s most conservative member, announced his retirement last month, citing health issues. He left the bench Wednesday.I know at the end of the day that it shouldn't matter and that at some point it doesn't need to be stated (and some people would argue that it doesn't or shouldn't be now) but the fact that it has mattered, is why at least to me, it matters now.
Go Go Washington State Supreme Court.