Trump’s gay nominee Ric Grenell confirmed as ambassador to Germany

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Richard Grenell on Thursday as U.S. ambassador to Germany, making him the most high-profile openly gay appointee in the Trump administration.

Grenell — who has faced Democratic opposition for months over mean tweets he made about the appearance of women and other comments downplaying the significance of Russia’s influence in the 2016 election — was confirmed by a largely party line vote of 56-42.

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Log Cabin assails Dems for blocking Ric Grenell nomination

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Richard Grenell is facing opposition in his confirmation process from Democrats. Screen capture public domain.

Log Cabin Republicans officials are assailing Democrats for blocking the confirmation of Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany.

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Gay Trump nominee confirmed to Federal Labor Relations Authority

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed on Thursday James Abbott to the Federal Labor Relations Authority, making him the second openly gay nominee confirmed during the Trump administration.

The uncontroversial nomination was confirmed by unanimous consent “en banc” as part of a group of three nominees to the Federal Labor Relations Authority, an independent U.S. agency charged with adjudicating concerns over collective bargaining agreements. Each of the nominees were confirmed to terms of five years in length.

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