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Conservatives Target Lesbian EEOC Nominee

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Now that the case against U.S. Department of Education official Kevin Jennings, who was falsely accused of condoning statutory rape, has subsided somewhat, conservative pundits are targeting a new Obama administration appointee.

Chai Feldblum, an out lesbian and Georgetown Law School professor, was nominated to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, particularly in light of her work to end discrimination toward gays and disabled people in the workplace. Despite those qualifications -- or perhaps because of them -- conservative talker Rush Limbaugh has labeled her "another oddball duck" who has "praised polygamy, and has contended that traditional marriage should not have privileged status."

The statement on polygamy refers to a statement Feldblum signed in 2006, which advocated for diverse relationships like those in polyamorous homes, and couples co-raising children with other couples. Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families & Relationships was signed by thousand of gay rights advocates, academic leaders, and individual citizens.

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