Tag Archives: confirmation

Gorsuch now looms over upcoming LGBT battles

Neil Gorsuch's evasive responses to questions about how he much respect he would give precedents in major LGBT Supreme Court decisions left LGBT legal activists with much to be worried about with upcoming cases.

Senate clears gay man to become Secretary of the Army

The U.S. Senate Tuesday confirmed Eric Fanning as Secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay person to head up a branch of the military.

Speed Read: Passionate political moment

President Obama gave one of the most passionate speeches he's ever delivered to an LGBT audience, Tuesday night in New York City. The Senate confirmed two openly gay nominees for federal district court appointments. And the Republican Party is pouring

Speed Read: Senate votes today

President Obama is preparing to sign the long-sought executive order protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors. The Senate will vote today on two openly gay nominees to the federal bench.

Speed Read: Wisconsin on hold

The U.S. Senate will take a vote today on whether to consider Darrin Gayles nomination to serve on the U.S. district court bench in Miami. A federal judge in Wisconsin granted a stay of her decision declaring the state's ban

Speed Read: Mississippi bias

The Mississippi legislature passed a religious bias bill Tuesday which many think will be used to justify discrimination against gays and blacks. Gay federal court nominee has smooth sailing in confirmation hearing. Federal judge cancels trial for one of the

Senate confirms first gay to appeals court

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 24) to confirm openly gay nominee Todd Hughes to serve on the U.S. Circuit Court for the Federal Circuit. The 98 to 0 vote makes Hughes the first openly gay nominee to be

Fifth gay federal judge confirmed

The U.S. Senate Monday (May 2) gave voice vote approval to Michael McShane to serve on the U.S. District Court for Oregon. McShane is the fifth openly gay person to be confirmed for a district court seat under President Obama.

Baldwin joins Senate to confirm Hagel

Openly gay U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel to become Secretary of Defense, in a 58 to 41 vote Tuesday (February 26).

Senate confirms first openly gay man to federal bench

The U.S. Senate Monday evening (July 18) approved the confirmation of openly gay attorney J. Paul Oetken to serve as a U.S. district court judge.