The Senate on Tuesday evening confirmed the long-delayed nomination of the first openly gay Army secretary.
Eric Fanning, 47, actually becomes the first openly gay leader of any of the U.S. armed forces. His confirmation, five years after the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” was hailed by human rights groups
“Eric Fanning’s historic confirmation today as Secretary of the U.S. Army is a demonstration of the continued progress towards fairness and equality in our nation’s armed forces,” Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said in a statement.
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