Obama Nominates First Gay Latina Judge To Federal Courts

President Obama submitted another list of judicial nominees today, including Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro, who is poised to become the first openly gay Hispanic jurist on the federal level.

Judge Alejandro is one of three nominees for seats on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

“These nominees are emblematic of the president’s commitment to nominating qualified, diverse nominees to the federal bench,” said Marge Baker of People For the American Way. “They are also a sign of the president’s commitment to solving the vacancy crisis in our federal courts without delay.”

Alejandro currently serves as a judge in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, and was previously a staff attorney for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs from 1979 to 1991 and as an Attorney Advisor for the United States Department of Health and Human Services from 1977 to 1979.

Photo: Widener Law

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  • Charli Girl

    freaking awesome!!! Obama ROX!!

  • brent

    If she is like the typical Obama judge, then it will mean that trees and polar bears will have rights, but unborn babies will have no rights. Typical liberal

  • 2eo

    @brent: You never answered why you are voting for restriction of free speech, do you hate that I can openly hope one of your loved ones contracts malaria so you have to enjoy them slowly die?

    Or is it another reason, you’re not smart enough so probably not.

  • brent

    @2eo: When did i come out against free speech?

  • jsancheznv

    Gracias Señor Presidente!

  • 2eo

    @SteveMD2: The pope is a catholic and a proven Nazi, Hitlers reich and Nazism were catholic constructs, condoned and furthered by catholics.

    They also helped thousands of war criminals escape to South America after the war. It isn’t surprising the Anti-Semitism coming from Ratzinger.

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