- On Sunday, December 9, 2012, Judge Mary Yu pronounced Sarah and Emily Cofer the first gay married couple in Washington State history.
In the middle of all the $15 talk and the May Day preparation, we almost lost track of this news:
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday the appointment of Judge Mary Yu to justice on the state’s Supreme Court, making her the first out lesbian as well as the first Asian American and woman of color to serve as a justice on the court.
This is great news! We at The Stranger have been fans of Judge Yu for a long time now.