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.