Sen. Jim DeMint, the Republican from South Carolina, doesn’t just have a problem with the idea of a gay president. He can’t stand the thought of a gay judge, either.
And not even a Supreme Court one at that!
DeMint is being credited with holding up the Senate confirmation of Marisa Demeo, the lesbian magistrate judge in D.C. who Obama nominated, last May, to the D.C. Superior Court. But thanks to Demeo’s “history of very leftist activism,” DeMint — who in 2004 campaigned in part on his disdain for gays teaching school children — isn’t so thrilled to put her nomination to a vote, helping make Demeo the most-stalled Obama nominee yet.
And what leftist activism is DeMint afraid of? Oh, just her being a member of radical fringe groups including the the Human Rights Campaign *shudder* and and GAYLAW *gasp*.
So what are Democrats to do about Demeo and the 21 other judicial nominees not yet getting a Senate vote? They’re holding up confirmation of conservative nominee Stuart Nash. Tit for tat.