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Much is being made – outside San Francisco, as far as I can tell – about Judge James Warren’s being gay. Like anybody around here cared until now. But now, Warren, grandson of legendary U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, is one of two California Superior Court Judges to have the gay marriage issue before him. At least for now.
Here’s something that’s even more important than sexual orientation when it comes to judges, anyway. They get the job by appointment but after that they have to stand for election. For Superior Court judges like Warren and Ronald Quidachay, the Superior Court Judge with the other marriage case, that comes at the end of a six year term. For Supreme Court judges – you know the Supreme Court is here in San Fran, too — it’s at the end of 12 years.
The latest polls show that 66 percent of the residents of the city and county of San Francisco County favor gay marriage. Now, the first thing you learn in politics is counting. Counting votes. And I’m betting that’s not something any of those on the bench need to learn twice.

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