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Gay Judge Gets Approval In Virginia

English: The state seal of Virginia. Српски / ...

English: The state seal of Virginia. Српски / Srpski: Застава америчке савезне државе Вирџиније. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tracy Thorne-Begland’s fight to become a judge in the state of Virginia has ended in victory. After a year, the interim judge has been elected to a full term. The opposition to Thorne-Begland stemmed from the fact that he is openly gay. He was a Top Gun fighter pilot in the Navy.

The final vote was 66 to 28 in the House with one abstention, and 8-0 in the Senate after twelve social conservatives walked out rather than vote for or against. A majority of the Senators would rather not vote than vote when it came to a gay judge.

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