Senate confirms first out gay male to federal bench

  • marined8

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    Jul 19, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/07/18/senate-confirms-first-out-gay-male-to-federal-bench/icon_biggrin.gif

    Progress!!
  • safety43_mma1...

    Posts: 4251

    Jul 30, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    sweet that is awesome.
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    Jul 30, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    OMG think of the children! icon_eek.gif
  • tautomer

    Posts: 1010

    Jul 30, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    That's nice. Honestly though, I don't really see this as that big of a deal. Sure it pushes progress further for "gay rights" but, what right does this have to deal with? I really just don't care, and neither should anyone else. The fact that he got in though, shows that congress doesn't give a rats ass about his orientation, which is good. Cause, no one should.

    Honestly though, congress should not be worrying about ANYTHING else but the debt ceiling deal (and therelackof) right now. If this took more then an hour to take care of, then it should have been put off for a week or two. It's called priorties.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 30, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    Now ask the republicans in the Senate to drop their holds on all the rest
    There are a record number of nominations that are vacant and waiting to be filled
    But under the current system only one republican has to say nope ... we need to wait and he or she doesn't have to say why or even say who they are icon_rolleyes.gif

    Judge Nominations Refiled As Vacancies Affect Courts

    by Carrie Johnson
    http://www.npr.org/2011/01/07/132714542/judge-nominations-refiled-as-vacancies-affect-courts