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Senate Finally Confirms Eric Fanning, First Gay Army Chief

As usual, a completely qualified candidate waited and waited

The Senate finally, finally, did its job this one time. NBC News:

In another historic moment for the Obama administration, the Senate on Tuesday evening confirmed the long-stalled nomination of Eric Fanning to be Army secretary.

Fanning thus becomes the first openly gay leader of any U.S. military service — a milestone not lost on gay rights groups and coming five years after the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," which had prohibited gay and lesbian service members from being open about their sexuality.

Gay veteran C. Scott Smith said on Facebook:

When not a single senator raised his sexual orientation as an issue during his confirmation hearings you know that we've won.

There will still be bigoted bakers who don't want to bake our wedding cakes and dipshit governors who sign unconstitutional hate legislation into law.

But we've won. And we'll continue to win....

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