Gay judge ‘humbled’ by apparent first for Newfoundland & Labrador Supreme Court

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Marilyn Boone writes at CBC News – Newfoundland & Labrador:

Canada’s newest judge says never in his “wildest dreams” did he ever imagine that that a gay man could be appointed to a provincial supreme court — and talk openly about it during the swearing-in ceremony.

“I am humbled to be apparently Newfoundland and Labrador’s first gay judge,” Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald told a packed St. John’s courtroom on Monday, joking that in the long history of the court, “I’d be flabbergasted if there wasn’t at least one other.”

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