President Obama’s pro-gay nominee for Secretary of Interior

We believe Leslie Knope would be pleased with the nominee to serve as Secretary of Interior (which manages the nation’s parks and natural resources.) President Obama’s nominee is Sally Jewell, CEO and President of REI, and major supporter of marriage equality in Washington State last year.

Ms. Jewell posted a blog to REI’s 11,000 employees last summer, saying that, “the benefits, legal clarity and societal understanding that [my husband] Warren and I have enjoyed these past 34 years should be available to any two people who want to express their love and make a permanent commitment to each other that is so clearly provided for in the legal definition of marriage.”

[via Windy City Times]