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Lesbian sister of Prop 8 mastermind a candidate for CA judge

Lesbian sister of Prop 8 mastermind a candidate for CA judge

The lesbian sister of Proposition 8 mastermind Frank Schubert has announced her candidacy for Sacramento County Superior Court judge, according to the Bay Area Reporter.

Anne Marie Schubert
Anne Marie Schubert

At her campaign Web site, Anne Marie Schubert, a deputy district attorney for Sacramento County, promotes herself as a law and order and victim’s rights candidate with several endorsements from local law enforcement organizations.

According to voter records, Anne Marie Schubert is a registered Republican.

Anne Marie Schubert, 45, doesn’t mention her family or sexual orientation on her campaign Web site. But Sacramento County tax records show that she purchased her home with Julie Greenberg in March 2005, where the women live together raising two children.

Frank Schubert told the Bay Area Reporter the two women are in a registered domestic partnership.

“She and Julie are in a domestic partnership, and they have two wonderful children,” he said.

Anne Marie Schubert declined to discuss same-sex marriage or Proposition 8, citing judicial code.

Asked specifically about her position on the marriage equality issue, Anne Marie Schubert replied, “In all honesty, I do not believe it would be appropriate for me to give you my personal opinion on Prop 8.”

“What I can tell you about myself is simple: I have the knowledge, skill and ability to be a well qualified judge,” she said, adding that a person’s sexual orientation is irrelevant to being a judge.

Frank Schubert ran both the Yes on 8 campaign in California in 2008 and the Yes on 1 campaign in Maine this year, which repealed that state’s marriage equality law.

Full story from Dan Aiello at the Bay Area Reporter.

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