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07/18/2011

Openly qualified judge gets federal gig

by Jeremy Hooper

201107182010This is one of those historic developments that kind of makes you go "Really? Yeah? In 2011 we're just doing this?" But historic nonetheless:

The U.S. Senate made history on Monday by confirming for the first time ever an openly gay male to serve as a federal judge.

By a vote of 80-13, the Senate confirmed J. Paul Oetken, whom President Obama nominated in January to sit on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BREAKING: Senate Confirms First Out Gay Male To Federal Bench [Wash. Blade]

All thirteen "no" votes came with an (R) next to the name. This of course due to the party's lack of support for people whose surnames lead off with two vowels. Or something.

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