Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.
Justice Martin Jenkins — a justice of the California Court of Appeals for the First District — before his appointment today by California Governor Gavin Newsom as the first LGBTQ+ person on the California Supreme Court, he brought that imaginary conversation to life for me, and so much more.Justice Jenkins, or Marty as many know him, is a very private person.
He has never publicly discussed his sexuality until now. Before our conversation, there were questions I planned to ask him, not only about his judicial career — as a football fan, I was curious about his brief stint playing in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks — however, I’m not a legal scholar, so my questions would have fallen flat.