Georgetown University recently celebrated the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of a Georgetown Law Center professor to a second term on the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), despite her radical activism for “sexual liberty.”
Chai Feldblum is currently on leave as a Professor of Law and director of the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic at the Jesuit University in Washington,D.C.
"I am delighted that Chai has been confirmed for a second term,” said Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor, according to the University’s website. “She is carrying on Georgetown Law's strong tradition of public service, and we are all tremendously proud of her.”
The Senate voted mostly along party lines, with Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska breaking ranks to vote in favor of Feldblum’s nomination.
Shortly after her confirmation, Feldblum tweeted “DONE! Thx to all who supported me through this process. Now on to doing GOOD things for civil rights!”
Feldblum’s reported lesbian partner, Nan Hunter, is also a law professor at Georgetown. Feldblum tweeted this week about the status of their relationship, saying, “not married to Nan (yet).”
Feldblum once said “Gay sex is morally good.”
On the issue of religious liberty, Feldblum told The Weekly Standard, "There can be a conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty, but in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that's the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner."
At the time of her first controversial nomination to the EEOC, Catholic League President Dr. Bill Donohue said:
In 2006, Feldblum signed a statement, “Beyond Same-Sex Marriage,” that was the most radical, irresponsible assault on marriage and the family ever written. It maintained that every conceivable “partnership” and “relationship” should be on a par with marriage, and even went so far as to say that “Queer couples who decide to jointly create and raise a child with another queer person or couple, in two households,” should be given governmental and private recognition. In other words, gay men and lesbians who do not even live under the same roof should be able to adopt a child and then be given exactly the same kinds of governmental benefits afforded normal marital unions. To top things off, every private institution [read: religious organizations] should be forced to do likewise.
Feldblum’s nomination likely wouldn’t have been able to move forward except for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s exercising of what some called the “nuclear option,” which severely limited the minority party’s ability to block nominations.
This is the second nomination just in the past week with ties to Georgetown which sailed through because of the change in Senate rules. Georgetown Law professor Cornelia“ Nina” Pillard was appointed to the D.C. Circuit Court just last week.
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