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Subject: First openly gay judge takes bench in Philly :)
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 8:29 AM ET
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Native is Philadelphia's first openly gay judge Hempfield grad, just 39, sworn in   PHILADELPHIA - On Thursday, a Lancaster County native officially became the first openly gay male judge on Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.Judge Daniel Anders, a 1986 graduate of Hempfield High School, took the oath of office Thursday afternoon in City Hall, although he has been hearing cases since...
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 9:32 AM ET
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Now, if only everyone understood this:

Being gay doesn't define who I am or impact my job in any tangible way, but maybe I can be a role model for some gay kid or inspire someone to get involved in politics."

 

I am pretty impressed that he is a judge at only 39 y/o.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 5:29 PM ET
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Boy you said a mouthful Charlie.  I wish people would understand that gay people are people just like everyone else.   Being gay is just one part of their life, just like being heterosexual is only one part of my life. 

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 10:45 PM ET
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It seems that the US will win gay rights job by job.

Colleen

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 7:53 AM ET
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Being gay doesn't define who I am or impact my job in any tangible way, but maybe I can be a role model for some gay kid or inspire someone to get involved in politics."

That bears repeating actually.  What a very insightful, wonderful thing for him to say!!  I really love stories like this.