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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Today, I am proud of America more than I did in 2008, thank your Mr. President.

Today, I am proud of America more than I did in 2008; the Senate has confirmed the Gay, Black Judges to the Supreme Court.   Don’t you mis-read me, like some of you did when FLOTUS said she was never been proud of America before. We both mean we are proud of the additional significant milestone of the civilization led by America.  



Thank you Mr. President for fulfilling the dream of the founding fathers of this nation, that all Men are created equal.   All it took to bring about the change of accepting the LGBT community as a normal part of the society was your daring and bold utterance in September 2013 to support LGTB marriages. 

Everything gathered momentum from then on, and even the African Americans who had opposed such unions in California turned around, the Conservative Preachers did, and the Muslims joined in too and this Muslims was in the forefront of inclusion of every American.
And this day, much of the value placed in our constitution comes true - that all men are created equal. It will be complete when Hillary becomes the president and a Jewish Gay man or woman become the Vice President, a Muslim becomes the Secretary of State and a Hindu, Atheist, and Native American become Secretaries of defense,  Justice and Home Land security.
 
Then the 2nd biggest dream of MLK, judge not by the color of skin gets enhanced with judge not by the faith, ethnicity or size of the community one represents, but by one's ability.  I am proud of America today even more than in 2008 and each successive day I see an inclusive America.

Mr. President, you made it. Thank you.

I particularly like this paragraph reported in Huffington Post, “The latest confirmations come as the Senate has been plowing through President Barack Obama's nominees, and they reflect the diversity that will remain on the federal judiciary long after he is gone.

A White House aide said Obama has appointed more female judges than any other president, breaking the record previously set by President Bill Clinton. He has also appointed more Hispanic judges than any other president, breaking the record previously held by President George W. Bush. Obama has also appointed more Asian-American judges than all presidents combined and has nominated 12 openly gay federal judges. Last month, the Senate confirmed the first-ever Native American female federal judge in the nation's history.”


Mike Ghouse committed to building a cohesive America, where every American feels included and no American fears the other.

Huffington Post
:: Obama Leaving His Mark On Judiciary As Senate Confirms Gay, Black Judges - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/17/obama-judges_n_5503075.html
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Obama Leaving His Mark On Judiciary As Senate Confirms Gay, Black Judges

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WASHINGTON -- The Senate made history on Tuesday with its vote to confirm Darrin Gayles to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.


Gayles, who was confirmed 98-0, is the nation's first openly gay African-American man to be confirmed to the federal bench. His vote came just after the Senate confirmed Staci Yandle to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, by a vote of 52-44. She marks some milestones of her own as the first black lesbian federal judge in two decades and the second one in the nation's history. The first, Judge Deborah Batts, was sworn in during June 1994.
 

"Never before in the course of the history of our state has there been an Article III federal judge who is openly a member of the LGBT community," Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said ahead of Yandle's vote. "In short, Staci Yandle's confirmation marks another important milestone in America's journey toward equality of opportunity."

By a vote of 92-4, the Senate also confirmed Salvador Mendoza to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, making him the first Hispanic federal judge to serve in that region of Washington.
The latest confirmations come as the Senate has been plowing through President Barack Obama's nominees, and they reflect the diversity that will remain on the federal judiciary long after he is gone.
A White House aide said Obama has appointed more female judges than any other president, breaking the record previously set by President Bill Clinton. He has also appointed more Hispanic judges than any other president, breaking the record previously held by President George W. Bush. Obama has also appointed more Asian-American judges than all presidents combined and has nominated 12 openly gay federal judges. Last month, the Senate confirmed the first-ever Native American female federal judge in the nation's history.

Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice, an association of more than 100 organizations focused on the federal judiciary, hailed the Senate for making progress in filling out the federal bench, but noted that "shameful Republican obstruction" means there are still too many empty federal courts that don't even have a nominee in the queue. Senators are responsible for kicking off the nominations process by recommending home-state picks to the White House, and some senators simply aren't making recommendations.


"That obstruction continues, as can be seen in the fact that there remain 34 judgeships for which no one has been nominated -- 29 of them in states with at least one Republican senator," Aron said.

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