Senate Committee Confirms First Openly Gay Military Service Leader

Posted March 10, 2016 at 11:49am

The Associated Press reports that “the Senate Armed Services Committee has confirmed the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service.”  

“By voice vote Thursday, committee members approved the nomination of Eric Fanning to be Army secretary.”  

“The committee met in January to consider Fanning’s nomination shortly after he stepped down from the job in an acting capacity.”