(AP) — Mary Yu was sworn in as the newest member of the Washington state Supreme Court on Tuesday, marking the first time the high court has had an openly gay justice. The former King County Superior Court judge was sworn in by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen following a symposium on juvenile justice that was presented at the Temple of Justice by the Washington State Minority & Justice Commission, on which Yu is a co-chairwoman. “It means everything,” Yu said following the event, noting that it was a good experience for the young attendees at the symposium to witness her taking her oath. “This is just a symbol for those young people on the panel. They can come here too, and they could be a justice some day on this court.” More