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Senate confirms lesbian, trans nominees to high-profile defense roles

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The U.S. Senate confirmed on July 20 two LGBTQ Biden nominees for high-profile positions at the Defense Department by unanimous consent.Gina Ortiz Jones, a lesbian and former Air Force pilot and Texas congressional candidate, was confirmed as under secretary of the Air Force.

Shawn Skelly, a trans woman who is a 20-year U.S. Navy veteran and a defense appointee in the Obama administration, was confirmed as assistant secretary of defense for readiness.For the second time in U.S.

history, the Senate has confirmed an openly transgender person as a presidential appointee — and did so without controversy by unanimous consent.Just months ago, Dr.

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