The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of four openly gay ambassadors and a top administration official.

On a voice vote, the Senate confirmed John Berry to serve as the ambassador to Australia, Rufus Gifford as ambassador to Denmark, James Costos as ambassador to Spain and Daniel Baer to the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe, reported.

Stuart Delery was also confirmed to serve as assistant attorney general for the Civil Division.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT advocate, applauded the Senate.

“Today the U.S. Senate confirmed five highly qualified nominees to important posts who happen to be gay,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a written statement. “It is a testament to President Obama and the U.S. Senate that the sexual orientation of these nominees was irrelevant to their qualifications for their posts, as it should be. All Americans should be proud to have these fine public servants representing the interests of the United States.”

However, lawmakers did not act on the controversial nomination of a sixth out nominee, James “Wally” Brewster. Brewster, a senior managing partner for SB&K Global in Chicago and a national LGBT co-chair for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), was named in June by President Barack Obama to serve as ambassador to the Dominican Republican.

Several church leaders in the Dominican Republican have publicly expressed their outrage over Brewster's nomination.

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