Statement of GLAD Civil Rights Project Director Mary L. Bonauto on the confirmation of Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

“Justice Robinson’s deep commitments to the rule of law and to equal justice under law – bar none – will make her a remarkable asset to our federal judiciary and our society. As both a litigator and a Vermont Supreme Court Justice, she knows that law is entwined with people’s lives and has the integrity and humility to see both. Her confirmation as the first openly lesbian judge to serve on a U.S. Court of Appeals is  another pivotal moment for a remarkable person and for our country, one that hopefully signals a welcome expansion of wider representation on our nation’s high courts.”