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Virginia Court Appoints First Openly Gay Judge

Legislature had opposed Tracy Thorne-Begland

(Newser) - Circuit court judges in Richmond have appointed Virginia's first-ever openly gay judge, WSLS reports—a move the state's General Assembly opposed . The legislative body voted against Tracy Thorne-Begland's appointment as district court judge a month ago, the Washington Post notes. But the circuit court judges have chosen... More »

Virginia Delegate: 'Sodomy Is Not a Civil Right'

Robert Marshall fought against openly gay district judge

(Newser) - Virginia Del. Robert Marshall has been on a crusade to prevent an openly gay man from becoming a district judge, and while arguing his case last night on CNN , he uttered this headline-generating quote: “Sodomy is not a civil right.” (CNN pundit Margaret Hoover called the quote "... More »

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