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The Biden administration is appointing two out women to the Defense Department

Sue Fulton (left) and Shawn Skelly (right) are expected to be sent to the Pentagon in Biden’s latest appointments. The White House is planning to nominate a lesbian woman and a trans woman, who are both veterans, to senior positions in the Department of Defense.

Sue Fulton will be named the Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Shawn Skelly is expected to be appointed as the Assistant Secretary of Readiness.

Brenda Sue Fulton, an out lesbian, is currently the chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission under Gov. Phil Murphy (D). A 1980 graduate of the West Point Academy, she was one of the first women to attend the military school, and would go on to obtain the rank of captain in the United States Army in over 25 years of service.

She advocated against the military ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers, followed by “don’t ask, don’t tell,” and the Trump administration’s ban on trans people in the military.

Fulton served as the chairperson on the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors , following her appointment to the board by President Barack Obama in 2011. On December 1, 2012, she married Penny Gnesin , her partner of […]

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