If Thorne-Begland were appointed, a vote on his continued service would come after he would have served on the bench for months.
“By that time, there would be a full body of work that will certainly demonstrate what we in Richmond know to be the case — that he can be a competent and extremely diligent jurist,” Sen. Donald McEachin said.
In a powerful OpEd written published last week, Delegate Mark D. Sickles came out as a gay and became Virginia’s second openly gay legislator. Titled “A marriage ruling that counts me in,” Del. Sickles, (D-Alexandria) wrote about the federal marriage ruling out of Norfolk, and compared the current marriage battle to the fight for interracial [...]