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Qtec
05-17-2012, 01:50 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Virginia House Rejects Judge Because He Is Gay
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Tracy Thorne-Begland served his country for 20 years in the Navy. After his discharge, he then rose to become one of the top prosecutors in the city of Richmond, Virginia. He was sponsored for a low-level trial judgeship by a bipartisan mix of state lawmakers, and seemed a shoo-in for the job. And then this happened:

<span style="color: #3333FF">Delegate Bob Marshall said he will seek to remove the name of Richmond prosecutor Tracy Thorne-Begland from a list of proposed District Court judicial appointments.

“I don’t even think it’s proper to put his name forward because of his behavior,” said Marshall, who called Thorne-Begland “a homosexual activist,” in a press release.

Thorne-Begland has been nominated to serve as a judge for Richmond’s General District Court, but, Marshall challenges the nomination on the grounds of the prosecutor’s sexual orientation.

“We have a constitution which says marriage is between one man and one woman and if he’s taking an oath, he has to uphold and defend that as a judge,” said Marshall.

“If his lifestyle is exactly contrary to that… I don’t see how he could do that,” he said.

Last night, the Virginia House of Delegates fell 18 votes short of the 51 needed to appoint Thorne-Begland to the state bench, effectively killing his opportunity to become a judge. Had he been appointed, Thorne-Begland would have been the only openly gay judge on the Virginia bench.
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Moreover, its worth noting that the General District Court is <u>the very lowest court in Virginia,</u> hearing little more than <u>misdemeanors and small dollar civil suits</u>. So it’s unlikely that a gay rights issue could even come before Thorne-Begland if he joined this court </div></div>

The march backwards continues. link (http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/15/484027/virginia-says-no-gay-judges/)

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Qtec
05-18-2012, 04:42 AM
Bump.


Why is it that Conservatives are so obsessed with sex? Especially gay sex?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served 18 years in the U.S. Senate (1991–2009), preceded by 10 years in the U.S. House, representing Idaho's first district (1981–91).[3] His 28 years in the Congress rank as the second-longest in Idaho history, trailing only William Borah, who served over 32 years in the Senate. In addition to serving in Congress, Craig has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association since 1983.[4] Craig has also been selected for induction into the Idaho Hall of Fame.[5] Although he was selected in March 2007, the announcement was made in October 2007.[6]

On August 27, 2007, the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call revealed that Craig had been arrested for lewd conduct in the men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 11, 2007, and entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct on August 8, 2007.[7] Despite firmly stating that he was not gay and never has been gay, Craig announced his intention to resign from the Senate at a news conference on September 1, 2007, but later decided to finish the remainder of his term </div></div>



Q..that,s just a snippit. Lots more where that came from.
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Qtec
05-18-2012, 04:45 AM
Its pure discrimination based on sexual preference.

He should sue.

Q...let the lawmakers pay the cost.

LWW
05-18-2012, 05:03 AM
It's a shame you never read what you link to.

If you had, you would have read this:

" ..."I don’t even think it’s proper to put his name forward because of his behavior,” said Marshall, who called Thorne-Begland “a homosexual activist,” in a press release." ... "

So ... the headline in your link is a lie.

The problem wasn't their orientation. It was their activism.

In America a judge is under oath to follow the law and only the law.

Activism, of any type on any issue, is frowned upon and has been since the inception of the American republic.

Sorry ... but your foot is in your mouth, again.

Gayle in MD
05-18-2012, 08:47 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Its pure discrimination based on sexual preference.

He should sue.

Q...let the lawmakers pay the cost. </div></div>

I hope he does!

Who could be more activist than the sort of behavior we've witnessed by Clarence Thomas, and Scalia!!!

The R-A-T-S, Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia, all of them activist judges, with questionable behavior as regards affiliations and connections to corporate and political organizations over which Roberts should demand their recusals from many cases.

Roberts fails, over and over, to perform his duties as the Chief Justice, even when there is proof of lying about income on federal documents, as Thomas most certainly has done.

G.