Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins were among the three Republicans who voted to approve Rita Lin’s nomination as a federal judge.

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.

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Murkowski helps Democrats confirm gay marriage activist as lifetime federal judge

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • John j Otness says:

    That DOMINION sure knows how to pick um…. What Constituents?

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    I thought the Supreme Court judges were non bias and had that job to determine the law as written not make up new crap? Am I incorrect? Someone, anyone, I’ll wait for an answer.

  • Lobo says:

    “Fellow Republicans”. ?? Is that intended to be a joke ?

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Lisa is a Joke.

  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    Marriage equality for same-sex couples shouldn’t have taken as long as it did. There was never any constitutional justification for for denying law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples any of the legal benefits, protections, and opportunities that Straight couples have always taken for granted. Acknowledging this is not “activism.” It’s a simple, logical outcome of a number of cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, United States v. Windsor, and Obergefell v. Hodges. I’m glad I got to see it in my lifetime.

  • Lez-o Brandon says:

    Rinos should be able to get voted out… sell outs.. even so.. who can rely on our “voting system”…..

  • Sharon says:

    Another betrayal from Lisa to those she represents. No way to vote her out. She’s an embarrassment to the Republican Party.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      We need to get the rules changed about the senators and house reps. If they are not doing what they are supposed to be doing, they need to be fired.