WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm the first openly gay black judge in the federal courts.
Darrin P. Gayles will serve in the southern district of Florida. He has been a Florida circuit judge since 2011 and was previously a county judge and is a graduate of the George Washington University law school..
Steve Adkins, president of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, said the 97-0 vote was a testimony to Gayles' character.
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