Senate unanimously confirms 2 LGBTQ women to top military positions

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7/23/21

The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed two LGBTQ women to top military positions. “President Biden nominated two historic #LGBTQ+ nominees for key roles” at the Department of Defense,” White House Senior Advisor on LGBTQ+ Engagement Reggie Greer wrote on Twitter. On Thursday, Gina Ortiz Jones was confirmed to be the next undersecretary of the Air Force — the first out lesbian to serve in the position. Her vote came exactly one month after the Senate Armed Services Committee advanced her nomination. She follows in the footsteps of Eric Fanning, who became the first out LGBTQ person to serve as undersecretary of a military branch when he was confirmed as undersecretary of the Air Force in 2013.

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