November 17th Events

November 17th

11-17-2014 Ted Osius is confirmed as ambassador to Vietnam. He becomes the 7th openly LGBT person to be confirmed as an ambassador during the Obama Administration. He is married to Clayton Bond. They legally married in Canada in 2006. They have two adopted children. In August 2015, while on an official trip to Vietnam, sponsored by the State Department’s U.S. Speaker Program, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at the vow renewal ceremony of the couple. Speaking of the ceremony, Osius said, “We thought it might be meaningful not only for us but to the LGBT community in Vietnam.”


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