BY CHRIS JOHNSON
President Obama added to his list of openly gay judicial appointments on Thursday by naming a black lesbian to serve on the federal court.
Obama nominated Staci Michelle Yandle for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Thursday as part of a group of four nominees.
“I am pleased to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench,” Obama said in a statement. “I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
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