Saturday, January 29, 2011

Obama Nominee for Judge Could Be First Openly Gay Man on the Federal Bench

The New York Times
Published: January 27, 2011

President Obama has nominated a former Clinton administration lawyer to be a federal judge in Manhattan; he could become the first openly gay man to serve on the federal bench in the United States.
The lawyer, J. Paul Oetken, 45, is a senior vice president and associate general counsel of Cablevision.
He is one of two openly gay men whose nominations are pending to the federal courts. The other is Edward C. DuMont, a lawyer who has been nominated to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington.

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