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Mar 24 2021
Dr. Rachel Levine Becomes 1st Trans Person Ever To Win Senate Confirmation Comments (0)

Joe-biden-rachel-levine-boycultureDr. Levine, who endured anti-trans rhetoric during her confirmation hearing. (Image via video still)

Making history, Dr. Rachel Levine today became the first trans person to win Senate confirmation to a government post — Assistant Secretary for Health.

Levine, who made a name for herself as Pennsylvania's COVID-19 czar, won 52 votes vs. 48 who voted against. All Democratic senators were on her side, and she picked up the support of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) along the way: