Press Room

October 13, 2011

Category: State Advocacy, New York

HRC Praises Confirmation of Alison Nathan to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY

10/13/2011

“Ms. Nathan’s appointment adds to the short but growing list of LGBT judges across the country, ensuring equality will see its day in court.”

Washington – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today praised the Senate for confirming Alison Nathan to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  President Obama nominated Nathan and the Senate Judiciary Committee sent her nomination to the Senate floor in July. Today the full Senate confirmed Ms. Nathan’s appointment.  HRC President Joe Solmonese made the following statement:

“We commend the Senate for their important vote today, confirming Alison Nathan to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Nathan’s demonstrated intellect and dedication to public service is a model of achievement.  She will join Judges Deborah Batts and Paul Oetken in the Southern District of New York as the only openly lesbian or gay federal judges.We look forward to the day when the makeup of the entire federal bench truly represents the diverse American public.”

 The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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