Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GOP Senators Use LGBT Rights Stance to Successfully Block Confirmation of Ambassador to El Salvador |Gay News|Gay Blog Towleroad

GOP Senators Use LGBT Rights Stance to Successfully Block Confirmation of Ambassador to El Salvador |Gay News|Gay Blog Towleroad: Senate Republicans successfully filibustered on Monday the confirmation of an ambassadorial nominee, citing a pro-LGBT editorial she wrote as one reason to vote against her. The cloture vote to advance the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte for the position of U.S. ambassador to El Salvador failed by 49-37 on a mostly party-line basis.

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