Staci Yandle and Darrin Gayles confirmed as federal judges

 

We previously reported that President Obama had nominated Staci Yandle to preside over the U.S. District Court in Illinois.

Today, it was announced that both Yandle and Darrin Gayles have been confirmed as federal judges. Yandle is now the second black lesbian–and the first in 20 years–to be confirmed; Gayles becomes the first openly gay black male to serve as a federal judge