According to “It’s been eight months since President Barack Obama nominated Eric Fanning to become secretary of the Army — the first openly gay man to be recommended to that branch’s highest ranking civilian position.

Since then, he’s no closer than he was months ago to a confirmation. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, is holding up Fanning’s confirmation because the lawmaker wants Obama to promise not to move Guantanamo Bay detainees to the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, military installation.”