Puerto Rican judge nominated as 1st gay chief justice

February 13, 2016 4:30 PM

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rican judge Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has been nominated to head the U.S. territory's Supreme Court as the first openly gay chief justice in the United States.

The 39-year-old was first appointed to the high court in June 2014. She previously served as the commonwealth's deputy solicitor general and chief legal counselor for the city of San Juan.

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