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BREAKING: Va. House of Delegates confirms gay judge

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The Washington Blade
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January 15, 2013

The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday voted 66-28 to approve gay interim Richmond Circuit Court Judge Tracy Thorne-Begland’s judgeship. “Equality Virginia is pleased that the House of Delegates could see that Thorne-Begland is a qualified candidate with integrity and a long history of public service,” Equality Virginia Executive Director James Parrish said in a statement. “Thorne-Begland has served his country and his city with honor and unquestioned competence first as a Navy pilot and then as a prosecutor.” The vote took place after members of the General Assembly Committee of Judicial Appointments certified Thorne-Begland and more than 40 other judicial nominees.