Bumatay makes history by becoming the highest-ranking federal judge from the LGBTQ community. Judge Patrick Bumatay also made history by becoming the highest-ranking federal judge of Filipino descent.
Bumatay received all 53 Republican senators vote while 39 Democratic Senators and 1 Independent, Angus King of Maine, voting No.
Openly Gay Conservative Judge Patrick Bumatay Makes History
He is now set to take his place on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers nine western states and two territories.
While the Nine Circuit has had a long standing reputation for being a liberal appellate court, it will be interesting to see the rulings coming from the U.S. Court of Appeals with the addition of Gay conservative Patrick Bumatay.
Bumatay is the second openly LGBTQ person nominated by Trump as a federal judge and confirmed by the U.S Senate. The first, Mary Rowland, a lesbian, was confirmed by the Senate to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois last summer with bipartisan support.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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