It’s Pride Month, which suggests it’s time to speak concerning the lesbian takeover of America’s federal courts.
It’s been happening over the past several months. No one has noticed. Luckily, HuffPost did.
We crunched the numbers and discovered there’s been a staggering 30% increase within the variety of openly lesbian women who’ve been put into lifetime federal judgeships since November.
Surely this huge spike in lesbian judges will change the best way the nation’s courts function. It raises questions, too, about whether President Joe Biden goes to expire of lesbians to choose from to be judges. Or why this reporter shouldn’t be yet a federal judge. (I’m available, sir.)
U.S. appeals court judge Beth Robinson is a component of President Joe Biden’s lesbian takeover of America’s federal courts.
After all, this all requires some crucial context. Before Biden took office, there had only ever been seven openly lesbian women confirmed to lifetime federal judgeships. Now there are 10. That’s out of greater than 3,700 people, the overwhelming majority of whom have been men, who’ve ever been lifetime federal judges.
So lesbian representation on the courts isn’t that great in spite of everything, is it? Nonetheless, ladies, here in Pride Month, it’s price noting that Biden has made a dent in our abysmal numbers.
He’s nominated and confirmed a complete of 4 lesbian federal judges since last fall: Beth Robinson, the first-ever out lesbian to serve on a U.S. appeals court; Alison Nathan, the second out lesbian to serve on a U.S. appeals court; Charlotte Sweeney, the primary openly LGBTQ judge on a U.S. district court in Colorado; and, just this week, Nina Morrison, now the second openly LGBTQ judge on a U.S. district court in Latest York.
It’s price taking a look at how Biden compares to his predecessors here. President Barack Obama put a complete of 5 openly LGBTQ women into federal court seats during his eight years in office, out of his 329 lifetime federal judges. One in all them was Nathan, whom he put right into a district court seat before Biden later elevated her to an appeals court seat.
President Donald Trump put one openly LGBTQ woman right into a federal judgeship during his 4 years in office, now-U.S. district judge Mary Rowland. President Bill Clinton also put one openly lesbian woman, former U.S. district judge Deborah Batts, right into a federal judgeship during his eight years within the White House.
And that’s all there’s been.
As of Thursday, there are 77 current judicial vacancies on the federal bench.
A White House spokesman didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment on whether Biden is considering filling all of those seats with lesbian judges as proof of his commitment to honoring Pride Month.