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Latina lesbian to become Justice on Colorado Supreme Court | Hunter of Justice

Latina lesbian to become Justice on Colorado Supreme Court

by on September 10, 2010  •  In Judiciary

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has appointed Deputy MonicaMarquez  State Attorney General Monica Marquez to serve as a justice on the state supreme court. Marquez, 41, becomes only the third openly gay judge on any state supreme court, joining Oregon Supreme Court Justices Virginia Linder and Rives Kistler.

Marquez currently is the head of the state services section of the AG's office. She got her undergrad degree from Stanford and her law degree from Yale. She clerked for U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor in Massachusetts and 10th Circuit Judge David Ebel, and then worked at a private firm. Her appointment to the court becomes effective November 30.

Marquez is a past-president of the Colorado Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association and a board member of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. She is also the daughter of former Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Jose D.L. Marquez, the first Latino to serve on that court.

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