Darrin P. Gayles, First Gay African-American to serve on Federal Judiciary

Title

Darrin P. Gayles, First Gay African-American to serve on Federal Judiciary

Description

From Ballotpedia: Darrin P. Gayles is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is the first openly gay black man to serve on the federal judiciary. On February 6, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Gayles to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The United States Senate confirmed Gayles to the court on June 17, 2014, on a unanimous vote of 98-2. Prior to joining the federal judiciary, Gayles was a judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Civil Division, in Florida. He was appointed by former Governor Charlie Crist on December 23, 2010 to replace former Judge Ronald M. Friedman. He was officially sworn in on April 8. He was elected in 2012 and his term would have expired in January of 2019

Creator

South Florida Business Journal

Date

2018

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Publisher

South Florida Business Journal

Contributor

South Florida Business Journal

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

LGBT. Florida. Darrin Gayles. Judicial Branch. Judge. African-American

Coverage

Florida

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Reference

South Florida Business Journal, Darrin P. Gayles, First Gay African-American to serve on Federal Judiciary, South Florida Business Journal, 2018

Cite As

South Florida Business Journal, “Darrin P. Gayles, First Gay African-American to serve on Federal Judiciary,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/570.