By JAVIER MANJARRES
Why is Marco Rubio Blocking The First Black Gay Male Federal Judge?This is the headline from the Queerty.com story that implies that Senator Marco Rubio, an openly straight man, is blocking the nomination of Judge William Thomas, and openly gay man, to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Queerty.com cited another gay website, Washington blade regarding Rubio’s supposed anti-Gay nominee blockage.
LGBT groups are pressuring the Senate to push forward with the confirmation of the first openly gay black male to the federal bench now that a hold from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is the only hold up in the process.
Rubio’s office is quiet about the nomination, but a source very close to the nomination pointed to the Shark Tank via text mail, the probably reasons why Rubio is holding up Thomas’ nomination. The text points to the judge’s past record on the bench, a DUI case, as well as a link to a high profile murder case, as being the reasons why Rubio is most likely holding up the nomination.
The Tampa Bay times reported that Rubio was concerned about “his involvement in a controversial case in which a man was given a sentence of just 364 days in jail for the hit-and-run death of a cyclist.” Thomas light sentence came down because he was concerned about the driver’s blood disorder that would put the offender at risk of further suffering and possibly death, were he to be jailed any longer.The murder case in question is about the 2006 murder of a 18-year-old girl that was kidnapped, raped, and executed by 5 thugs, who confessed to the crime, but whose confessions were thrown out by Judge Thomas.
Rubio, who happens to be openly against gay marriage, is being single-out by the extreme gay lobby as a homophobe who is only holding up the nomination of the first openly gay Judge to the bench, because of his sexual orientation.
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