WASHINGTON — President Trump recently announced his 18th wave of judicial nominees, which included his second openly homosexual pick for the judiciary: Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Bumatay.
The White House issued the list of nominees on Oct. 10, which included Bumatay’s selection for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California.
“Patrick Bumatay is an assistant United States attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, where he is a member of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces Section,” the announcement noted in part. “He is currently detailed to the Office of the Attorney General, where he serves as counselor to the attorney general on various criminal issues, including the national opioid strategy and transnational organized crime.”
Bumatay also worked in the U.S. Department of Justice and obtained his law degrees from Yale and Harvard Law School.
“He is a member of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA), the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association, and the Federal Bar Association,” the White House noted.
According to the Homann website, “The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association is dedicated to the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues throughout California and the nation. We are also the place for San Diego’s LGBTQ lawyers to network, build friendships and develop their careers.”
Gregory Angelo of Log Cabin Republicans, a GOP homosexual group, applauded the selection of Bumatay, telling NBC News, “As someone who has personally known Patrick for the better part of a decade, I can tell you I will have great personal satisfaction to see him seated on the bench on the Ninth Circuit. Patrick is highly qualified, and the fact that he is openly gay only adds to the historic nature of his nomination.”
Bumatay is reportedly the second open homosexual to be selected by Trump to serve on the bench. Mary Rowland was nominated in June for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and is currently waiting for approval from the U.S. Senate.
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“I think throughout the campaign, President Trump made it clear that discrimination would have no place in our administration,” Pence also said during a February 2017 interview on ABC’s “This Week,” according to a transcript of the discussion. “He was the very first Republican nominee to mention the LGBTQ community at our Republican National Convention and was applauded for it. And I was there applauding with him.”
“As president, I will do everything in my power to protect LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology,” Trump declared at the event, being met with applause. “And, I have to say, as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said.”
Prior to his nomination and election, he also replied in the affirmative when asked by a lesbian reporter if the nation can expect “more forward motion” on homosexual issues if elected.
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