This is almost too absurd to be believable:
California Judges To Provide Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
How is this going to work? Is there going to be a quota for judge-ships for cross-dressers, trans-sexuals, various "orientations" etc? Is it possible that a qualified jurist might rise to state court prominence and not be recognizable as male or female without confession? Is the bench going to be forcibly "outed"?
This has got Supreme Court question written all over it. If affirmative action can be ruled on, then this is AA to a ridiculous extent.