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Obama nominates out lesbian attorney to federal court in Illinois

| Friday, January 17, 2014
Staci Michelle Yandle
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has nominated out lesbian attorney Staci Michelle Yandle to serve in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the White House announced on Thursday.

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Rubio withdraws support for nomination of gay black judge to federal bench

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Marco Rubio
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has withdrawn his support for the nomination of an openly gay Miami judge after expressing concerns about the judge’s “fitness” for the federal bench.

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Obama nominates openly gay, African American judge to federal bench

| Wednesday, November 14, 2012
William Thomas
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sent the names of seven judges to the Senate Wednesday as his nominees for currently vacant slots in the federal judiciary, including an openly gay African-American nominee.

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