Obama nominates openly gay Georgetown Law prof for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced that he was nominating Chai Feldblum, an openly lesbian Georgetown Law professor, to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The EEOC is a federal agency whose purpose is to end workplace discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or whistle-blowing.
Feldblum has been at the Law Center since 1991, and founded and directed the Georgetown Law Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, a program for students interested in legislative law. She is an expert on and advocate of disability and gay rights, and was involved in drafting the Americans with Disabilities Act.