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Gay Prosecutor Is Denied Judgeship in Virginia
nytimes.com ^ | 5/15/12 | SABRINA TAVERNISE

Posted on 05/15/2012 11:40:07 AM PDT by Justaham

The Virginia House of Delegates rejected the judicial nomination of a gay prosecutor on Tuesday after conservative Republican lawmakers argued that the nominee would press an activist agenda.

Early on Tuesday morning, the House voted 33-to-31, with 10 abstentions, against the candidacy of Tracy Thorne-Begland, who was nominated for a judgeship on the General District Court in Richmond. Mr. Thorne-Begland, a deputy commonwealth attorney in Richmond, needed a majority of the 100-member House to be confirmed. He would have been the state’s first openly gay judge.

Mr. Thorne-Begland, a former fighter pilot, disclosed his sexual orientation as a Naval officer almost 20 years ago, in a challenge to the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy barring gays from service. He was honorably discharged after the disclosure.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 05/15/2012 11:40:09 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

A hyphen in a guy’s name? WTH? Either way, good for my state...Virginia! We don’t need your stinkin’ agenda.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 11:42:27 AM PDT by albie
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To: Justaham

Does the hyphen indicate his “married” name? This guy sounds like a professional troublemaker.


3 posted on 05/15/2012 11:50:29 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Justaham
Thorne was in A-6s, not fighters and was the clown that blindsided his command by appearing on Nightline to announce his faggotry.

So he didn't get the judgeship? BFD. There is an abundance of lawyers in VA, and a few of them are not perverts.

4 posted on 05/15/2012 11:50:34 AM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Justaham

20 votes short is not close when there are only 100 votes to be had.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 11:54:35 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: albie

> A hyphen in a guy’s name? WTH? Either way, good for my state...Virginia! We don’t need your stinkin’ agenda.

Plus... “Tracy”


6 posted on 05/15/2012 11:57:58 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: mbarker12474

He should change his name to “Ben Dover.”


7 posted on 05/15/2012 12:00:58 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

:)


8 posted on 05/15/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: wxgesr

He should change his name to “Ben Dover.”

...because Phil McCracken is taken?


9 posted on 05/15/2012 12:06:12 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Justaham

If he had been appointed a judge would he have been addressed as Your Faggotness or Your Honor?


10 posted on 05/15/2012 12:08:25 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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If useful, he’ll be another pawn trodded out there until another more suitable crisis lends itself to the succubus and his family of advisors; mainly the man-of-the-house Mitchel, and the little up-and-comming socialist feminist of our future: his adorable future Ava Perones. I stopped vomiting a week ago, because there is no use fighting these scum; I watch as they implode one idiot at a time. I wish to God that Jeopordy should disqualify Crissy-in-the-tingles-up-is-useless-bumhole for being a public nuisence, not to mention he’s not very good to look at.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 12:18:01 PM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: Jacquerie

“Mr. Thorne-Begland, a former fighter pilot, disclosed his sexual orientation as a Naval officer almost 20 years ago, in a challenge to the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring gays from service. He was honorably discharged after the disclosure.”


so the guy already has a history of being an activist....funny thing about the NYSlimes; they applaud racist activists like satomayer when they are elevated to the supreme court and remain silent over conflict of interest with judges like kagan...and, oh yeh, applaud activist politicians such as those in NY who take the decision on issues like gay marriage out of the hand of the electorate...but gosh forbid when the shoe’s on the other foot....


12 posted on 05/15/2012 12:23:27 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Justaham

If he is gay, he should be fired from his job as a prosecutor as he will show bias for defendants who are gay or victims who are gay and against straight defendants and straight victims.

He must be stopped.


13 posted on 05/15/2012 12:34:33 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: God luvs America

Yes, a history of activism. That’s all any State needs, another homo jerk judge with a life long score to settle against society.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 12:51:37 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Justaham
The Virginia House of Delegates rejected the judicial nomination of a gay homosexually perverted prosecutor

He would have been the state’s first openly gay notorious homosexually perverted judge.

Mr. Thorne-Begland, a former fighter pilot, disclosed his sexual orientation perversion as a Naval officer almost 20 years ago

There ... fixed it for 'em.

When will the New York Times learn to print the truth?

15 posted on 05/15/2012 12:57:44 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Nice one!


16 posted on 05/15/2012 1:00:26 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Justaham

Good, just good.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 1:36:57 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Jacquerie

Your post is an affront to the decent lawyers in Virginia, both of them.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 1:52:52 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: certrtwngnut

Would the stool the judge sits on have to be turned upside down to accommodate him?


19 posted on 05/15/2012 2:03:03 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Justaham

It seems readily apparent he would come to the bench with a specific ideological agenda and bias. He is better suited to serving in a legislative capacity if he wants to make “change.”


20 posted on 05/15/2012 3:17:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Justaham

If the first sentence of the story mentions that he’s gay, you can bet your life that there’s an agenda attached to him.


21 posted on 05/15/2012 7:06:18 PM PDT by BobL
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