About the Author

Martha Emily Bellinger, a retired California Superior Court judge, was raised on an Upstate New York dairy farm during the 1950s and 1960s. She was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1974. Discovering her true sexual orientation as a lesbian and understanding her church’s prejudice against LGBT people, she remained in the closet but left the ministry after three years to pursue a legal education. She is also the author of From Robe to Robe.

The Two Ruths

The Two Ruths