The Virginia House of Delegates is guilty of blatant discrimination

2 posts / 0 new

On Monday night – Virginia delegates fell 18 votes shy of appointing Tracy Thorne-Begland to be a judge on the District Court. Thorne-Begland served in the NAVY year for 20-years, was one of Richmond’s top prosecutors, was sponsored for the job, and supported by a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

But Thorne-Begland is also gay – which according to Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall disqualified him from being a judge. As Marshall said, “I don’t even think it’s proper to put his name forward because of his behavior.” This is a sad day in Virginia – and a reminder that despite how far we’ve come since the Civil Rights Movement – we still have a long way to go.

Thom Hartmann Administrator's picture
Thom Hartmann A...
Joined:
Dec. 29, 2009 10:59 am

Comments

There is no explaining or correcting the woefully ignorant that use such criteria to vote against a qualified candidate. The way to enlidghtenment is to recodgnize your own ignorance and these people are too invested in 'Knowing what needs to be known." not in learning anything new.

Aristotle's picture
Aristotle
Joined:
Aug. 17, 2011 10:31 pm

Currently Chatting

Time to Rethink the War on Terror

Thom plus logo

When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

Powered by Pressflow, an open source content management system