Main | Wednesday, May 13, 2009

No Gays On SCOTUS Shortlist

Five women made the SCOTUS shortlist, but none are out lesbians.
Despite the hopes of LGBT activists, a leaked shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees does not contain the names of any out lesbians. The list, which MSNBC’s First Read published on Monday and attributed to a “couple of sources in the know,” contains the following six names: Judge Diane Wood of the 7th Circuit; Solicitor General Elena Kagan; Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd Circuit; Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; and Judge Merrick Garland of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Five of the six potential nominees are women, but none are out lesbians.
Well, it was interesting to think about while it lasted.

UPDATE: Towleroad is reporting that shortlistee Elena Kagen may be a lesbian after all.

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