It began, seemingly innocently enough, with a grainy black and white photograph of a woman smiling broadly and preparing to swing a bat in a game of softball. The picture was placed on the front page of Tuesday's Wall Street Journal and featured Elena Kagan, who the day before had been nominated by Barack Obama to join America's top court. But from that single photograph, combined with a two-line caption, has sprung a welter of debate this week about Kagan's sexuality, and the specific question: is she gay? The debate has been revealing about the status of lesbians in US public life in Within hours of the Journal publishing the photograph, issues had been raised by gay bloggers and the mainstream media alike.
Supreme Court justice performs her first same-sex wedding
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Kagan is the fourth woman to become a member of the Court. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. Circuit , which expired without action, she became a professor at Harvard Law School and was later named its first female dean. In , Kagan became the first female solicitor general of the United States.
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On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Elena Kagan as the th justice of the Supreme Court, and only the fourth female justice. The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court Thursday, handing the Obama administration a political victory in an otherwise tumultuous year and installing only the fourth woman to serve on the bench. Kagan, the solicitor general and a former dean of Harvard law school, was confirmed by a vote of 63 to 37 after a freewheeling confirmation process that focused as much on the broader role of the Supreme Court as on the nominee herself. Republicans and Democrats sparred over the authority of the court in protecting the rights of individuals and in curbing the expansion of the federal government.
Bryan Fischer. Left says it's a slur to call Kagan a lesbian. By Bryan Fischer May 9, The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates. See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.