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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.