Following on the heels of a
softened DOMA defense, Obama's Department of Justice will hire a
liaison to the gay and lesbian community, POLITICO reported
Tobias Wolff, a University of
Pennsylvania professor who headed Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy
Committee during the campaign, announced the hire in an email.
Wolff said Matt Nosanchuk would join
the department as a senior counselor to acting Assistant Attorney
General for Civil Rights Loretta King.
As a top official in Obama's LGBT
Steering and Policy Committee, Nosanchuk was a staunch Obama
supporter. He also served as a former adviser to Senator Bill
Nelson, a Democrat from Florida.
Wolff said Nosanchuk “will be the
front office point person on LGBT issues for the DOJ Civil Rights
division” among other duties.
The appointment is another nod to the
gay and lesbian community which felt snubbed during the
administration's first six months.