Obama nominates openly gay, African-American judge to federal bench

According to the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, president Barack Obama nominated an openly-gay African American judge for a seat on the Federal bench.  Judge William L. Thomas was nominated Wednesday to an opening on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Thomas would become only the second out LGBT African-American to serve as a United States District Court judge.

Read more here.

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