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RAISING THE BAR

30 LGBT Lawyers To Be Sworn Into Supreme Court Bar

Supreme CourtNext week, 30 gay and lesbian lawyers from the National LGBT Bar Association will be sworn into the Supreme Court bar during a courtroom ceremony.

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday January 22, and according to the association’s Executive Director D’Arcy Kemnitz, many members will already be in town for President Obama’s inauguration that Monday.

This is the first time the National LGBT Bar Association will take part in the mass swearing-in that occurs on most days the court is in session. A Supreme Court lawyer customarily vouches for prospective members while Chief Justice John Roberts welcomes them before they swear to support the Constitution.

Although openly gay lawyers already practice before the Supreme Court, this is the first time they will be identified as members of the LGBT Bar.

photo by: methTICALman
By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jan 16, 2013
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  • 2 Comments
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      The conservative right wingers must be dirtying their undies while reading this good news. Surely this hasn’t snuck up behind them and bit them?! All the best to the LGBT Bar on their swearing-in ceremony!

      Jan 16, 2013 at 10:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Legal eagles feathering the nest. Love it.

      Jan 16, 2013 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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