Lesbian’s nomination to Puerto Rico Supreme Court confirmed

"The Puerto Rico Senate on Monday confirmed the nomination of a lawyer who will become the first openly LGBT judge on the U.S. commonwealth’s Supreme Court.

Senators initially approved Maite Oronoz Rodríguez’s nomination in a voice vote, but they debated it after Sens. María de Lourdes Santiago and Larry Seilhamer made the request as as the newspaper el Nuevo Día reported. They ultimately approved Oronoz’s nomination by a 16-10 vote margin.”

Sources: English | Spanish

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