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Republicans clear judicial nominee over accusations of anti-LGBT bias

The SenateJudiciary Committee approved four more of President Trump’s federal court nominees Thursday, setting them up for future confirmation votes on the chamber floor.

Three of the nominees received bipartisan support, but one of the judges only made it through on a party-line vote of 11-10.

Democrats on the committee protested Howard Nielson Jr., who is nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, because of his role defending California’s Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage.