Governor names openly gay Barbara Lenk to SJC…Who cares?

The above title is from the below Herald story. So I ask. Who cares if the woman is gay. Can she do the job?

Gov. Deval Patrick has tapped Associate Justice Barbara A. Lenk to be his fourth pick for the Supreme Judicial Court, the first openly gay nominee in the Bay State and another historical pick for Patrick.

Of course the Governor has recently appointed a black man to the SJC. Again who cares if he’s black. Can he do the job?

Patrick selected Roderick Ireland to become the first black chief justice of the SJC following the retirement of Margaret Marshall last year.…

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