Obama Installs Lesbian on EEOC Board

President Obama has taken the step of adding Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission board, whose appointment was held up by a lone Republican in the Senate during the confirmation process.

The appointment, which allowed Obama to bypass the Senate confirmation hearings by placing her during a recess in the Senate, is great news for the EEOC. Ms. Feldblum, a law professor at Georgetown University, was instrumental in drafting the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, which paved the way for greater inclusion and protection for individuals with disabilities.

We salute Ms. Feldblum, and hope she is a formative force on the EEOC, and will continue to support the rights of workers in America.