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Obama Nominates Black Lesbian for Federal Judge

Ever since President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, he has made history–not only as the first Black president, but in his nominations for judges as well. And it looks like he’s about to do it again.

On Thursday, Obama nominated Staci Michelle Yandle, who–if confirmed–would become the first Black lesbian judge in 20 years, according to Politico. So far, the president has nominated more Black judges and LGBT judges than any other president.

Yandle is a private practice attorney and is Obama’s choice for the district court for the Southern District in Illinois. Other nominees include Stephen R. Bough, for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri; Richard Franklin Boulware II, for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada; and Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr., for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.

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