lubinskiThe United States Senate has confirmed Minnesota assistant police chief Sharon Lubinski as the first openly gay U.S. marshal and the first female marshal in the state, according to the Associated Press.

President Barack Obama officially nominated Lubinski in October, though the Senate’s approval confirms the nomination.  She was recommended by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Lubinski is one of hundreds of openly LGBT officials appointed by the Obama Administration in 2009.  For a full listing, check out GLLI’s Presidential Appointments Project page.