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Virginia Gay Judge

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 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 ...

No White, Republican, Heterosexual, Church-Going, Male Prosecutor is Qualified for a Judgeship in Virginia

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Virginia's Republican-controlled House rejected the judicial nomination of a gay Richmond prosecutor on the grounds that his past "indicated that he would press an activist agenda from the bench."

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...