I can imagine the blood pressure of Republicans and conservatives here in the US at such news. Yet that’s just what South Africa did–without any fanfare–when its Judicial Service Commission recommended (it holds public hearings on court appointments) and then the country’s President, Kgalema Motlanthe, appointed the judge, Edwin Cameron, to its highest court, the Constitutional Court.
And he is an activist too. Read the story in The New York Times’s “Saturday Profile.”
Oh, talk about imagine. Iceland did not just imagine its first openly gay prime minister, the country elected her.