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Senate confirms 2d ever open lesbian to federal bench

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Surprise, the GOP tried to block her, but didn't succeed:

The U.S. Senate confirmed on Thursday an out judicial nominee to become the second-ever open lesbian to sit on the federal bench.

Senators confirmed Alison Nathan, whom President Obama nominated in March for a seat on the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York, by a vote of 48-44.

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