Today 33 Virginia men and women voted to appoint Tracy Thorne-Begland to the General District court. He needed 51 votes. Thorne-Begland is openly gay. Then there were those who voted NAY or who didn’t vote because Thorne-Begland is gay. This is not MY Virginia.
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“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
From the Washington Post:
Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William), who is running for U.S. Senate, said he will seek to remove the name of “homosexual activist” Tracy Thorne-Begland from the list of 41 nominees for judgeships that the General Assembly will consider appointing Monday afternoon.
Thorne-Begland, Richmond prosecutor for the past 12 years, came out as a gay Naval officer on national TV 20 years ago to challenge the military’s now-abandoned “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. A former board member of the gay rights group Equality Virginia, he has since spoken out in favor of same-sex marriage. He and his partner, a Richmond lawyer, are raising twins.