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Judge Mary Yu Makes History as First Asian, and First Gay Member of Washington State Supreme Court


King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu made history today when she was appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court. She is the Court's first Asian-American, and first out gay justice, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports:

Yu was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to replace retiring Justice Jim Johnson, a conservative defender of property rights who once joined in a majority ruling against gay marriage.

“Her appointment today is a moment that all Washingtonians can be proud of,” Inslee said.

Yu is best known for having performed the state’s first same-sex marriage at 12:01 a.m. in December 2012 when marriage equality took effect in Washington State.  She spent seven hours in black robes pronouncing vows that day.

Watch Yu marry one of the first couples, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Love this <3

    Posted by: Josher | May 1, 2014 9:18:12 PM

  2. Ain't love grand ..

    Posted by: mcgill | May 1, 2014 9:30:48 PM

  3. She is also the first Latina to sit on the Washington Supreme Court (and the third person of Latino ancestry): her father was Chinese and her mother was Mexican.

    Posted by: Gregory in Seattle | May 1, 2014 10:31:15 PM

  4. Diid she Mary u?

    Posted by: Mike | May 1, 2014 11:54:08 PM

  5. Mary Yu. Mary Yu. Mary Yu.
    It's too brilliant.
    And this couple is simply adorable. Match made in... Washington!

    Posted by: Marc | May 2, 2014 2:32:17 AM

  6. We love Mary Yu! Congratulations, Justice Yu!

    Posted by: Sammy | May 21, 2014 5:09:17 PM

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