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Senate confirms Colorado’s first openly gay federal judge – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2022-05-25 14:10:35 –

Colorado Springs — The Senate voted Charlotte Sweeney in the US District Court as the next federal judge in Colorado in a 48-46 bipartisan vote.

Sweeney was the first publicly gay federal judge in Colorado and the first publicly gay woman to serve as a federal district court judge in the western state of Mississippi. She was nominated by the Colorado US Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper for the May 2021 White House.

“For Charlotte, equality before the law is not an abstraction, but a job of her life.” Senator Bennett said. “And now Charlotte will be the first openly gay woman to serve as a federal judge on the west side of the Mississippi River. This is a strong confirmation of America’s commitment to opportunities and equality for all.”

Senator Bennett spoke on the Senate floor to support Sweeney’s nomination to appear in the US District Court prior to Sweeney’s confirmatory vote.You can see his floor speech Here..

As a partner of Sweeney & Bechtold’s law firm, Sweeney has represented both public and private sector employees in discrimination, civil rights, and tort cases. She has been repeatedly nominated as one of the state’s top 50 female lawyers by a Colorado super lawyer, among other praises.

“Discrimination in the fight against Charlotte Sweeney’s career is a testament to her character and judgment,” said Senator Hickenlooper. “Her confirmation today, with bipartisan support, reaffirms our commitment to equal justice under the law.”

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