Pete Buttigieg becomes in history the first openly gay minister confirmed by the US cabinet. He was a candidate in the 2020 US presidential election and also the former mayor of South Band City, Indiana.
Joe Biden of the Democratic Party announced the inclusion of Pete Buttigieg in his cabinet when he is elected president.
On February 2, the Senate approved the nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation. Pete Buttigieg is not only the first gay minister to make history, he is also the youngest minister in President Joe Biden’s cabinet.
Pete Buttigieg 39 years old is seen as a representative of the millennial generation in the Biden administration.
The first bisexual senator elected from Arizona, Kristen Sinema, presided over the hearing on February 2 to confirm the nomination of Pete Buttigieg. His nomination was confirmed by 86-13 votes in the Senate.
Speaking at the Senate hearing, Pete Buttigieg said the infrastructure is crucial to connecting with racism and economic realities in the United States.
As transport minister, he will focus on President Biden’s commitment to climate change, epidemics and other issues. Pete Buttigieg will lead the federal transportation department with 55,000 employees and an annual huge budget.
“I know how happy today’s announcement is for gay people in the United States,” said Pete Boutigig in a statement after announcing his name as transportation minister.
Pete said he saw in the television news at the age of 17 that President Clinton was announcing the name of Charles Horman as US ambassador. Now he remembers the day.
In 1998, then-Senate members refused to confirm the nomination of gay Charles Horman. It was then that he realized how deep the real problem of homosexuals was in the United States. His appointment as a minister will give courage to homosexuals.
Meanwhile, gay groups are overwhelmed by Pitt’s appointment. This is seen as a step forward for civil rights.
Kate Ellis is congratulating Pete Boutigig, president of the top US group Lesbian Gay by Sexual Transgender Choir, she said, “The long struggle for gay rights in the United States has reached another milestone.”
Note that gay organizations have become very strong in American society and politics in recent times. Discrimination against homosexuals in society, politics and administration is a punishable offense here, despite opposition from conservatives everywhere.