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Openly Gay Judge To Serve On Federal Bench

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Another move toward equality!

The Senate has confirmed that for the first time ever an openly gay male will serve on the federal bench.

By a vote of 80 to 13, James Paul Oetken has been voted by the Senate to sit on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Speaking about this momentous event, New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer said:

"As the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge and to serve on the federal bench, he will be a symbol of how much we have achieved as a country in just the last few decades."

In a statement, White House spokesperson Shin Inouye said:

"The president welcomes the confirmation of Mr. Oetken and is confident that he will serve the American people with distinction from the district court bench."

This is a HUGE and important step in LGBT rights. We are so proud!

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18 comments to “Openly Gay Judge To Serve On Federal Bench”



  1. 1

    Why is this even news? It's slightly patronizing if you ask me.



  2. 2

    this is just gross this guy makes me sick to my stomac



  3. 3

    any stupid gay news is important news to perez…..this is just gross sickening news



  4. 4

    Who cares?



  5. 5

    This is so sickening! He chooses to be gay, and now he's got "power" to infulence other people and his adgenda.



  6. 6

    Why is this news? As long as he is a good judge he sexuality shouldn't matter.



  7. 7

    =)

  8. chiro says – reply to this


    8

    Now maybe you can quite bithin' about How Obama doesn't do enough for the gays!!!! Name one other president that had more gays appointed under his administartion?! Stop your whining Perez, it's annoying!!!!! You won't be happy until there's nothing but gays left!!!!



  9. 9

    MARIO!
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    PLEASE STOP IMMEDIATELY — HAVING TO LINK TO ANOTHER PAGE, TO FINISH YOUR ARTICLE:
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    ************** "Read the rest of this entry" **********************
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    You're doing it on most every single post.
    Do you think this brings in more people?
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    It takes a long time to load your website.
    Then we have all those pop up ads crawling along.
    Now, we have to go to a link to read two more fucking damn lines.
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    JUST FUCKING ANNOYING



  10. 10

    How is this a "huge and important step"? This judge is out in the open. I assure you, he has closeted colleagues.



  11. 11

    So hes gay. Big deal.



  12. 12

    who cares if hes a good judge…hes gay…ayay!!!!!! lets designate people by what hole they like to fill not their character!!!



  13. 13

    Creating the focus on sexual orientation vs. the judge's qualifications only fosters a bigots opinion that he will lead with a personal gay agenda. Equality means equality - I hope a time comes when it isn't even a topic. It is like raising children to not recognize the color of skin as a person's identity. I find it irritating to hear people say, the black guy, the gay guy… how bout the tall guy, the blonde guy, the guy with brown eyes? It may be naive to think a time will come when these things are a non-issue, but I don't think your approach is helping the equality agenda. I am becoming a broken record on my opinion in all these posts, so I'll stop.

  14. csea says – reply to this


    14

    So now the honor of becoming elected has been overshadowed by his sexual orientation. Why does it matter………..and people wonder why society still has problems in this arena……..



  15. 15

    Re: Geat real – Good.



  16. 16

    So … he's gay. woooow …. good news.



  17. 17

    Re: luvs2tango – No more annoying then yourself really.



  18. 18

    Re: highway703 – It's a pleasure to sicken you but not difficult.