Skip to comments.Gay Prosecutor Is Denied Judgeship in Virginia
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 states 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 militarys "dont ask, dont tell" policy barring gays from service. He was honorably discharged after the disclosure.
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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.
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