Obama nominates Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro, openly lesbian Hispanic, justice to federal bench

  • metta

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    Nov 28, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    Obama nominates openly lesbian Hispanic justice to federal bench

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/11/obama-nominates-openly-lesbian-hispanic-justice-to-federal-bench/
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    Nov 28, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    Awesome! Now we need more!
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    Nov 28, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    Since 71% of Latinos and an overwhelming majority of gays and lesbians voted for President Obama, I think this is a great move by our president. We need a diverse group of people to serve as judges on every level.
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    Nov 28, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    More vote buying. But then again I'm just jaded when it comes to politics, politicians, and political expediency.

    I distrust the lot of them - democrat and republican alike.
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    Nov 28, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."

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    Nov 28, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    When people stop feeling the need to keep score, which is never.

    Where are the Innuit federal judges? How many are there? Where are the Hopi, Navajo, Cherokee federal judges?

    I find it telling that the link states Obama nominates openly lesbian Hispanic justice not top of her law school graduating class or any other identifier Or honors other than her gender, orientation, and ethnicity. As if any of those things, in and of themselves, make her a better jurist than the next.

    Please, it's vote buying and a thank you for the votes.
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    Nov 28, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    She's a triple minority, not a likely candidate for such a position. Now young Hispanic lesbos know they have a shot at something like this. It gives people hope and pride. Plus, it also shows how things are progressing.
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    Nov 28, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    And he also nominated a gay black judge in Miami. So let's see:

    Gay vote: Check
    Female vote: Check
    Latino vote: Check
    Black vote: Check

    He's just setting it up for the next Democrat after him
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    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    She's a triple minority, not a likely candidate for such a position. Now young Hispanic lesbos know they have a shot at something like this. It gives people hope and pride. Plus, it also shows how things are progressing.

    I understand that as a triple minority, it isn't a likely sight in any regard even if there wasn't any biased tendencies towards minorities. But while I can understand that it is a "victory" for people like us and likewise, I can't help but feel that the report on it is playing on those factors rather then her actual credentials.

    I don't know about you guys, but I NEVER EVER want to see my name like this. "First gay Italian Catholic..." its a bit insulting. I mean, play up the factors in my career that contributed to my appointment - not factors of who I am that I had absolutely nothing to do with in the title. I know it doesn't make good reporting but the sooner we get over these irrelevant factors, the sooner we can focus on more important things.
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    IceBuckets said
    great_scott said
    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    She's a triple minority, not a likely candidate for such a position. Now young Hispanic lesbos know they have a shot at something like this. It gives people hope and pride. Plus, it also shows how things are progressing.

    I understand that as a triple minority, it isn't a likely sight in any regard even if there wasn't any biased tendencies towards minorities. But while I can understand that it is a "victory" for people like us and likewise, I can't help but feel that the report on it is playing on those factors rather then her actual credentials.

    I don't know about you guys, but I NEVER EVER want to see my name like this. "First gay Italian Catholic..." its a bit insulting. I mean, play up the factors in my career that contributed to my appointment - not factors of who I am that I had absolutely nothing to do with in the title. I know it doesn't make good reporting but the sooner we get over these irrelevant factors, the sooner we can focus on more important things.


    Not likely to happen. It's a Bread and Circus/Fluff over Substance kind of world today.
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    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    When people stop feeling the need to keep score, which is never.

    Where are the Innuit federal judges? How many are there? Where are the Hopi, Navajo, Cherokee federal judges?

    I find it telling that the link states Obama nominates openly lesbian Hispanic justice not top of her law school graduating class or any other identifier Or honors other than her gender, orientation, and ethnicity. As if any of those things, in and of themselves, make her a better jurist than the next.

    Please, it's vote buying and a thank you for the votes.


    I DON'T GET IT! IF SHE IS GAY HISPANIC, YA CRY ABOUT IT! IF SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A KKK MEMBER YA WOULD ALSO BE CRYING ABOUT IT?! JUST MAKE YA'S FUCKING MINDS UP!
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
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    UndercoverMan said
    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    When people stop feeling the need to keep score, which is never.

    Where are the Innuit federal judges? How many are there? Where are the Hopi, Navajo, Cherokee federal judges?

    I find it telling that the link states Obama nominates openly lesbian Hispanic justice not top of her law school graduating class or any other identifier Or honors other than her gender, orientation, and ethnicity. As if any of those things, in and of themselves, make her a better jurist than the next.

    Please, it's vote buying and a thank you for the votes.


    I DON'T GET IT! IF SHE IS GAY HISPANIC, YA CRY ABOUT IT! IF SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A KKK MEMBER YA WOULD ALSO BE CRYING ABOUT IT?! JUST MAKE YA'S FUCKING MINDS UP!

    A KKK member would be biased and partial and therefore a very poor choice. I don't see the connection.

    I just want to know what her credentials are besides being a gay latina. Gays and Latinas can be racist biased too y'know.
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    IceBuckets said
    may11 said
    UndercoverMan said
    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    When people stop feeling the need to keep score, which is never.

    Where are the Innuit federal judges? How many are there? Where are the Hopi, Navajo, Cherokee federal judges?

    I find it telling that the link states Obama nominates openly lesbian Hispanic justice not top of her law school graduating class or any other identifier Or honors other than her gender, orientation, and ethnicity. As if any of those things, in and of themselves, make her a better jurist than the next.

    Please, it's vote buying and a thank you for the votes.


    I DON'T GET IT! IF SHE IS GAY HISPANIC, YA CRY ABOUT IT! IF SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A KKK MEMBER YA WOULD ALSO BE CRYING ABOUT IT?! JUST MAKE YA'S FUCKING MINDS UP!

    A KKK member would be biased and partial and therefore a very poor choice. I don't see the connection.

    I just want to know what her credentials are besides being a gay latina. Gays and Latinas can be racist biased too y'know.


    It provided enough for my needs. Google her, you'll find what you are looking for?!
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    may11 said
    IceBuckets said
    may11 said
    UndercoverMan said
    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    When people stop feeling the need to keep score, which is never.

    Where are the Innuit federal judges? How many are there? Where are the Hopi, Navajo, Cherokee federal judges?

    I find it telling that the link states Obama nominates openly lesbian Hispanic justice not top of her law school graduating class or any other identifier Or honors other than her gender, orientation, and ethnicity. As if any of those things, in and of themselves, make her a better jurist than the next.

    Please, it's vote buying and a thank you for the votes.


    I DON'T GET IT! IF SHE IS GAY HISPANIC, YA CRY ABOUT IT! IF SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A KKK MEMBER YA WOULD ALSO BE CRYING ABOUT IT?! JUST MAKE YA'S FUCKING MINDS UP!

    A KKK member would be biased and partial and therefore a very poor choice. I don't see the connection.

    I just want to know what her credentials are besides being a gay latina. Gays and Latinas can be racist biased too y'know.


    It provided enough for my needs. Google her, you'll find what you are looking for?!

    Well, thats not really my point. I mean from a news reporting perspective. I'm not actually looking for her credentials - I'm sure she's qualified. I just wish the news story itself reflected that rather then focus on traits that aren't relevant to her posting. Because those factors that weren't relevant were played up, it just seems like she appointed just because of those factors.
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    IceBuckets said
    may11 said
    IceBuckets said
    may11 said
    UndercoverMan said
    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    When people stop feeling the need to keep score, which is never.

    Where are the Innuit federal judges? How many are there? Where are the Hopi, Navajo, Cherokee federal judges?

    I find it telling that the link states Obama nominates openly lesbian Hispanic justice not top of her law school graduating class or any other identifier Or honors other than her gender, orientation, and ethnicity. As if any of those things, in and of themselves, make her a better jurist than the next.

    Please, it's vote buying and a thank you for the votes.


    I DON'T GET IT! IF SHE IS GAY HISPANIC, YA CRY ABOUT IT! IF SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A KKK MEMBER YA WOULD ALSO BE CRYING ABOUT IT?! JUST MAKE YA'S FUCKING MINDS UP!

    A KKK member would be biased and partial and therefore a very poor choice. I don't see the connection.

    I just want to know what her credentials are besides being a gay latina. Gays and Latinas can be racist biased too y'know.


    It provided enough for my needs. Google her, you'll find what you are looking for?!

    Well, thats not really my point. I mean from a news reporting perspective. I'm not actually looking for her credentials - I'm sure she's qualified. I just wish the news story itself reflected that rather then focus on traits that aren't relevant to her posting. Because those factors that weren't relevant were played up, it just seems like she appointed just because of those factors.




    What are you talking about?! There was more stuff written about her previous positions and where she graduated from, then her being gay! Plus it's a gay website. What do you expect?


    Quiñones previously worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 1979 to 1991, and she served as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1977 to 1979.She began her legal career as a staff attorney for Community Legal Services, Inc. in Philadelphia.Quiñones received her law degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 1975 and her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico in 1972 according to a biography provided by the White House.
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    may11 said
    IceBuckets said
    may11 said
    IceBuckets said
    may11 said
    UndercoverMan said
    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    When people stop feeling the need to keep score, which is never.

    Where are the Innuit federal judges? How many are there? Where are the Hopi, Navajo, Cherokee federal judges?

    I find it telling that the link states Obama nominates openly lesbian Hispanic justice not top of her law school graduating class or any other identifier Or honors other than her gender, orientation, and ethnicity. As if any of those things, in and of themselves, make her a better jurist than the next.

    Please, it's vote buying and a thank you for the votes.


    I DON'T GET IT! IF SHE IS GAY HISPANIC, YA CRY ABOUT IT! IF SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A KKK MEMBER YA WOULD ALSO BE CRYING ABOUT IT?! JUST MAKE YA'S FUCKING MINDS UP!

    A KKK member would be biased and partial and therefore a very poor choice. I don't see the connection.

    I just want to know what her credentials are besides being a gay latina. Gays and Latinas can be racist biased too y'know.


    It provided enough for my needs. Google her, you'll find what you are looking for?!

    Well, thats not really my point. I mean from a news reporting perspective. I'm not actually looking for her credentials - I'm sure she's qualified. I just wish the news story itself reflected that rather then focus on traits that aren't relevant to her posting. Because those factors that weren't relevant were played up, it just seems like she appointed just because of those factors.




    What are you talking about?! There was more stuff written about her previous positions and where she graduated from, then her being gay! Plus it's a gay website. What do you expect?


    Quiñones previously worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 1979 to 1991, and she served as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1977 to 1979.She began her legal career as a staff attorney for Community Legal Services, Inc. in Philadelphia.Quiñones received her law degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 1975 and her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico in 1972 according to a biography provided by the White House.

    Okay - you are TOTALLY missing my point.

    I'm not personally saying anything against her. Great - good for her for the appointment. I'm saying that I don't like how news agency report on this story. How the titles say she is the first lesbian hispanic to be nominated. It isn't just that site. Quick Google search her - all of the news related to her has "Latina: and "Lesbian" in the title as if they were her defining traits. If I were her, I'd be insulted.
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    Nov 28, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
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    may11 said
    IceBuckets said
    may11 said
    IceBuckets said
    may11 said
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    IceBuckets saidIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Quiñones would become the first openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench.

    Okay, seriously? I hate the way this sounds. When are we honestly going to stop keeping statistics like this?

    "So and so will become the first gay-black-Muslim from Milwaukee to be...."



    When people stop feeling the need to keep score, which is never.

    Where are the Innuit federal judges? How many are there? Where are the Hopi, Navajo, Cherokee federal judges?

    I find it telling that the link states Obama nominates openly lesbian Hispanic justice not top of her law school graduating class or any other identifier Or honors other than her gender, orientation, and ethnicity. As if any of those things, in and of themselves, make her a better jurist than the next.

    Please, it's vote buying and a thank you for the votes.


    I DON'T GET IT! IF SHE IS GAY HISPANIC, YA CRY ABOUT IT! IF SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A KKK MEMBER YA WOULD ALSO BE CRYING ABOUT IT?! JUST MAKE YA'S FUCKING MINDS UP!

    A KKK member would be biased and partial and therefore a very poor choice. I don't see the connection.

    I just want to know what her credentials are besides being a gay latina. Gays and Latinas can be racist biased too y'know.


    It provided enough for my needs. Google her, you'll find what you are looking for?!

    Well, thats not really my point. I mean from a news reporting perspective. I'm not actually looking for her credentials - I'm sure she's qualified. I just wish the news story itself reflected that rather then focus on traits that aren't relevant to her posting. Because those factors that weren't relevant were played up, it just seems like she appointed just because of those factors.




    What are you talking about?! There was more stuff written about her previous positions and where she graduated from, then her being gay! Plus it's a gay website. What do you expect?


    Quiñones previously worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 1979 to 1991, and she served as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1977 to 1979.She began her legal career as a staff attorney for Community Legal Services, Inc. in Philadelphia.Quiñones received her law degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 1975 and her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico in 1972 according to a biography provided by the White House.

    Okay - you are TOTALLY missing my point.

    I'm not personally saying anything against her. Great - good for her for the appointment. I'm saying that I don't like how news agency report on this story. How the titles say she is the first lesbian hispanic to be nominated. It isn't just that site. Quick Google search her - all of the news related to her has "Latina: and "Lesbian" in the title as if they were her defining traits. If I were her, I'd be insulted.


    But that's just how the media works. When Obama was the Democratic candidate for president and then after he won both times he was still being touted as the black president. Sometimes the labels are important in showing how the old customs of things being white, male and straight are slowly dying.

    Also it was a huge deal with Kennedy became president because not only was he Irish but he was also Catholic. That was their version of a black man becoming president because less than fifty years from then the Irish and Catholics weren't considered real Americans and in the case of the Irish not even human.
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    Nov 28, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    Icebuckets, with all due respect, being a lesbian, being a Latina, and being a woman are not in themselves her accomplishments. What makes it an accomplishment, especially for someone who began her career in the 1970's, is overcoming the obstacles those factors have been in an often bigoted and prejudice society.
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    Iceblink saidIcebuckets, with all due respect, being a lesbian, being a Latina, and being a woman are not in themselves her accomplishments. What makes it an accomplishment, especially for someone who began her career in the 1970's, is overcoming the obstacles those factors have been in an often bigoted and prejudice society.



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    Iceblink saidIcebuckets, with all due respect, being a lesbian, being a Latina, and being a woman are not in themselves her accomplishments. What makes it an accomplishment, especially for someone who began her career in the 1970's, is overcoming the obstacles those factors have been in an often bigoted and prejudice society.


    That's exactly what I'm saying!
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    Iceblink saidIcebuckets, with all due respect, being a lesbian, being a Latina, and being a woman are not in themselves her accomplishments. What makes it an accomplishment, especially for someone who began her career in the 1970's, is overcoming the obstacles those factors have been in an often bigoted and prejudice society.



    Didn't you tell me to go eat a taco once???icon_neutral.gif


    Nope. I have never told you that.
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    jmusmc85 said
    Iceblink saidIcebuckets, with all due respect, being a lesbian, being a Latina, and being a woman are not in themselves her accomplishments. What makes it an accomplishment, especially for someone who began her career in the 1970's, is overcoming the obstacles those factors have been in an often bigoted and prejudice society.



    Didn't you tell me to go eat a taco once???icon_neutral.gif


    Nope. I have never told you that.


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    maybe it was unfounded. All you people look alike..icon_twisted.gif