The Senate voted Monday to confirm Beth Robinson to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, representing Connecticut, New York and Vermont. Robinson is a longtime LGBTQ leader who in 1999 argued a landmark case in Vermont that won broad legal protections for same-sex couples. She becomes the first out LGBTQ+ person ever to serve on a federal circuit court. Just two Republican senators voted to confirm Robinson: Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.
Senate Confirms Beth Robinson as First-Ever LGBTQ+ Federal Appeals Court Judge
HeadlineNov 02, 2021