The Human Rights Campaign reacts:
“Today the U.S. Senate confirmed five highly qualified nominees to important posts who happen to be gay,” Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin said in a statement to BuzzFeed. “It is a testament to President Obama and the U.S. Senate that the sexual orientation of these nominees was irrelevant to their qualifications for their posts, as it should be. All Americans should be proud to have these fine public servants representing the interests of the United States,” Griffin added.
NOTE: Not among the names put up for approval yesterday was Wally Brewster, whose nomination to be the ambassador to the Dominican Republic has caused protests there. Last month Cardinal Nicolas Rodriquez called Brewster a “faggot” during a press conference. It’s not clear when Brewster will be put forward for approval.