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#1    questionmark

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:21 PM

UPI said:


WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm the first openly gay black judge in the federal courts.

Darrin P. Gayles will serve in the southern district of Florida. He has been a Florida circuit judge since 2011 and was previously a county judge and is a graduate of the George Washington University law school..

Steve Adkins, president of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, said the 97-0 vote was a testimony to Gayles' character.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:25 PM

Fabulous!

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

I hope he is a brave and principled man, willing to work towards true justice being done.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:55 AM

An openly gay black judge?  Is that legal?

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:00 AM

When I look at who should be a judge, I only look at what they have done to deserve being a judge. When he has the black robe on he should not identify as black, male or gay, but only as an impartial human being. Judges that are openly political get me really angry.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:45 AM

I hope they don't stone him.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:48 AM

If Archie Bunker were real and alive today lmao.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:47 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 19 June 2014 - 01:00 AM, said:

he should not identify as black, male or gay, but only as an impartial human being.

Except this is America so only the first 3 actually matter.

Edit: Not that I disagree with you.

Edited by Imaginarynumber1, 19 June 2014 - 04:48 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:19 AM

View Postquestionmark, on 18 June 2014 - 03:21 PM, said:


Is he Jewish as well?


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

The only people that care that he's black and gay are the ones that want to keep people to be divided. That's the only reason as to why it's pointed out.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:17 PM

IS this better or worse than an openly black gay judge?


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:13 PM

View PostYamato, on 19 June 2014 - 12:55 AM, said:

An openly gay black judge?  Is that legal?

As long as he is not Atheist, I think it's ok. :innocent:

Edited by supervike, 20 June 2014 - 06:13 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 03:47 AM

View Postsupervike, on 20 June 2014 - 06:13 PM, said:

As long as he is not Atheist, I think it's ok. :innocent:
Personally I'd like a Agnostic, because he'd be on the fence with both sides...

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