By Robert G. Marshall
Your editorial “Bigoted lawmakers block gay judge” (May 16), criticizing the recent House of Delegates’ rejection of judicial nominee Tracy Thorne-Begland, is long on name-calling and short on facts. Your readers deserve to know why this judicial candidate was not confirmed.
First, I assume that we have appointed individuals as judges who experience same-sex attraction. If so, they are not activists. Yet this candidate defied his military oath, sued the Department of Defense in federal court for dismissing him after he announced his homosexuality on national television and publicly advocated for homosexual behavior despite military code prohibiting political activism.
Marshall, of Manassas, is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates