Colorado Supreme Court Justice
Jean Dubofsky was the first woman and youngest appointee to the Colorado Supreme Court, where she served from 1979 to 1987.
She is best known as the lead counsel in the successful constitutional challenge to Amendment 2 to the Colorado Constitution which prevented gays from obtaining government redress from discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case resulted in a decision in 1996 in the U.S. Supreme Court that recognized gay rights for the first time.
“There’s just been a sea change. Now women are everywhere. Women are judges, district attorneys and state attorneys general.” — Jean Dubofsky, 2012