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Tracy Thorne Begland

Gay Judge Confirmed After Being Rejected

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

The Virginia House of Delegates voted to confirm Tracy Thorne-Begland, the state's first openly gay judge, to a full six-year term on the Richmond Gen...

Gay Judge's Controversial Appointment Back Before Virginia Legislators

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 03.16.2013 | DC

The General Assembly's judicial appointment subcommittees meet today to consider the full-time appointment of Richmond's Manchester General District J...

Gay Virginia Prosecutor Gets Appointment After Rejection

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Tracy Thorne-Begland, an openly gay Richmond prosecutor rejected for a judgeship by the Virginia House of Delegates last month, received a temporary a...

Gay Prosecutor Rejected For Virginia Judgeship May Get Temporary Appointment

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Although conservatives in the Virginia legislature rejected Tracy Thorne-Begland, a Richmond-based prosecutor who is openly gay, for a judgeship last ...

GOP Lawmaker Defends Opposition To Gay Judge: 'Sodomy Is Not A Civil Right'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

A Virginia Republican delegate who led the effort to defeat the nomination of a gay Richmond prosecutor to a post on the general district court defend...

Romney Campaign Refuses To Weigh In On Virginia's Rejection Of Gay Judicial Nominee

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

On Wednesday, the Romney campaign declined to weigh in on the Virginia legislature's rejection of Tracy Thorne-Begland, an openly gay prosecutor, for ...

A Bad Call in Richmond

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

As the Washington Post pointed out, you can be a gun-rights activist in the old Dominion and get a judgeship in Virginia, but you can't be a gay rights advocate and get approved by the the same assembly in Richmond.

Gay Judicial Nominee Blocked By GOP-Controlled House

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

UPDATE 5/15/12 -- 10:57 a.m.: The GOP-controlled Virginia House of Delegates defeated the nomination of Tracy Thorne-Begland, Richmond's chief deputy ...