Attorney General Roland Burris will be appointed to the U.S. senate by governor Blagojevich of Illinois. The governor is currently in a scandal over allegations that he was selling Barack Obama's former senate seat to the highest bidder. Whether the senate appointment will stick is anyone's guess at this time.
It seems we have a friend in Roland Burris though. With minimal information out there, all accounts seem to be LGBT friendly.
- He lobbied extensively to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the hate crimes law in the state.
- He pushed to include same-sex couples in domestic violence legislation.
- Burris has been reported to be a "trailblazer" by hiring openly LGBT people for his staff.