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Chile Congress approves same-sex marriage, adoptions

Nov. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate. The bill approved 101-30 now awaits only final...

Vermont Supreme Court justice confirmed to US appeals court

Nov. 02, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson has been confirmed to a seat on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Monday confirmation by the U.S. Senate makes Robinson the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on any federal circuit court. ...

Biden nominates first LGBT woman to federal circuit court

Sep. 14, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating a Vermont judge who played a critical role in paving the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court. The White House announced Thursday...

1st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearing

Sep. 14, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden's nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the first openly LGBT woman to...