Jul 19, 2011


Yesterday, the Senate confirmed J. Paul Oetken, the first openly gay man to be a federal judge. A first in our history.


Time for the closeted ones to come out.

Not to be lost in this victory progress are the bigoted homophobes (or perhaps, principled legislators who just did not like his record) who voted against him:
  • Blunt (R-MO)
  • Boozman (R-AR)
  • Cochran (R-MS)
  • Crapo (R-ID)
  • DeMint (R-SC)
  • Hatch (R-UT)
  • Hutchison (R-TX)
  • Lee (R-UT)
  • McConnell (R-KY)
  • Moran (R-KS)
  • Risch (R-ID)
  • Roberts (R-KS)
  • Wicker (R-MS)
Some were too busy/not willing to be on the record as homophobes:
  • Hagan (D-NC) 
  • Inhofe (R-OK) 
  • Murkowski (R-AK) 
  • Paul (R-KY) 
  • Rubio (R-FL) 
  • Toomey (R-PA) 
  • Vitter (R-LA)

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