D.C. Superior Court Receives Second LGBT Associate Judge
August 5, 2011 by Ty Cobb, Director, HRC Global
On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously consented to confirm Jennifer Di Toro to serve as an Associate Judge on the D.C. Superior Court. Di Toro is the first married LGBT individual with children to be confirmed by the Senate to serve on the judiciary. She serves as a role model for all LGBT youth aspiring to have families and professional success. Di Toro is the second openly-LGBT individual to be confirmed to the D.C. Superior Court by the Senate.
In April of 2010, Marisa Demeo joined the D.C. Superior Court as the first confirmed LGBT judicial appointee of the Obama Administration. Di Toro is the third confirmed LGBT appointment to the judiciary during the Obama Administration, behind Demeo and Paul Oetken, who was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last month. Currently, five other judicial nominees, Alison Nathan, Ed DuMont, Michael Fitzgerald, Albert Lauber, and Judge Joe Gale, are pending approval by the senate.
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