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Obama Picks Sharon Lubinski to Be America’s First Out Gay U.S. Marshal


Yesterday the White House announced it wants Sharon Lubinski, Minneapolis’ current assistant police chief and 30-year veteran, to be the U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota. (What do U.S. Marshals do, you ask? Protect America’s district court system.) No offense to Lubinski, who’s probably well deserving of the gig, but Obama probably wants a another hug from the gays for this one. First, the Senate has to hug it out and confirm her.

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  • Fitz

    Throws us another bone. I want equal treatment.

  • Orpheus_lost

    It’s a matter of timing. If Obama had done this when he was appointing his cabinet, he’d have a lot more good will from the GLBT community right now. Instead, he ignored and insulted us until we stopped sending in money. Now he wants to do the things he could have gotten away with doing a year ago, but it just isn’t enough.

  • Brian

    What is his message to us. Is the message, “I would love to help you, but I am powerless to help you right now, and all I can do is make some appointments?” I don’t believe him.

  • nothing

    in washington they still think melissa, elton, ellen and “maybe” rupert are the only gays in the world…fuckin christ of all saints.

  • Rafael

    He’s done more and will have done more by the time his first term is over than any other president. I’ll hold judgement til Nov, 2012

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