Jean Podrasky: Lesbian Cousin Of Chief Justice Roberts Will Attend Prop 8 Hearing

Jean Podrasky, a lesbian cousin of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., will attend the Supreme Court Tuesday's hearing on Proposition 8, the California voter-passed 2008 constitutional amendment to recognize only marriages between men and women in The Golden State. Forty-eight-year old Podrasky, who wants to marry her partner, will be in one of the seats reserved for family members and guests of Chief Justice Roberts. "I am so excited," Podrasky, an accountant, told the LA Times. "I feel quite honored and overwhelmed," she added. "He is a smart man," Podrasky said of his Supreme cousin. "I believe he sees where the tide is going. I do trust him. I absolutely trust that he will go in a good direction," she concluded.