U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski once again broke ranks with her fellow Republicans on Sept. 19. This time it was to confirm an LGBTQ activist attorney who President Biden nominated to sit on the U.S. District Court for Northern California.
In a 52-45 vote the Senate confirmed Rita Lin’s nomination. She has been involved in numerous efforts to advance LGBTQ political objectives. This includes working to redefine marriage on the federal level to include same-sex partners, and helping to establish “marriage” benefits for gay couples.
Most recently, she served as a superior court judge in San Francisco.
Her Senate confirmation included all Democratic members as well as three Republicans – Murkowski and Senators Susan Colins (Maine) and Lindsey Graham (SC). Sen. Dan Sullivan voted against Lin’s nomination.
In 2022, during a previous hearing for her nomination to the U.S. Judiciary Committee, it was revealed that she authored a 1998 article which characterized members of the Christian Coalition as “bigots.”
The Christian Coalition is one of the largest grassroots, conservative political organizations in the nation. Comprised of pro-life and pro-family Americans, the coalition works to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action.