Virginia sets back equality

May 16, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Arkansas News Bureau

Despite bipartisan support, the Virginia legislature failed to muster a sufficient majority to confirm a prosecutor nominated to a district judgeship in Richmond.

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Virginia! State of legal discrimination! What a bigoted jerk! Nothing but blatant discrimination!
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The Legislature of Virginia decided the candidate wasn't qualified to hold the office. That's called state government working as it was designed to do.

There is no evidence to suggest that confirmation was voted down based on his sexual orientation.

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The Legislature of Virginia decided the candidate wasn't qualified to hold the office. That's called state government working as it was designed to do.
There is no evidence to suggest that confirmation was voted down based on his sexual orientation.
Apparently being gay was the case. They felt he'd be bias because he is openly gay or may be in favor of same-sex marriage which is against their constitution. You can sugar coat it all you want but we know that disapproval of his homosexuality is the real reason he lost the chance of becoming judge. I think that it is wrong that he was treated that way because of his sexual orientation but let's not pretend that this is not what it was about. I see this crap happening to too many gay people to believe that it is all coincidental or nothing to do with being gay.
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The Legislature of Virginia decided the candidate wasn't qualified to hold the office. That's called state government working as it was designed to do.
There is no evidence to suggest that confirmation was voted down based on his sexual orientation.
please be aware that there are Iowa Republicans who are making a big play for power in this state running on gay-bashing issues. do not believe that comments that purport to be fair and moderate come from centrists speaking honestly. one cannot be sure, of course. western Iowa is mostly rightwing territory.
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Apparently being gay was the case. They felt he'd be bias because he is openly gay or may be in favor of same-sex marriage which is against their constitution.
What evidence can you produce to support your contention? None. You're assuming and speculating, trying to make an issue where there is none.

As far as the Constitution goes, do you think it's okay to put a judge on the bench who won't uphold it? Doesn't every judge swear an oath to uphold, honor and defend it?
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please be aware that there are Iowa Republicans who are making a big play for power in this state...
This thread is about the Virginia Legislature, not Iowa.

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What evidence can you produce to support your contention? None. You're assuming and speculating, trying to make an issue where there is none.
As far as the Constitution goes, do you think it's okay to put a judge on the bench who won't uphold it? Doesn't every judge swear an oath to uphold, honor and defend it?
What evidence is there to show he wouldn't uphold the constitution. Just because he MAY want to marry the same sex doesn't mean he'd break the law that say they can't marry. He stepped back from cases as a prosecutor that involved a gays from what I've read and I don't even think he had to do that or should have. You can't say he wouldn't be impartial because he's gay. You don't know that and everyone is jumping to conclusions. You are a homophobe and bigot. I've jumped to that conclusion.
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What evidence is there to show he wouldn't uphold the constitution.
None that I know of, but this is what you wrote:

"They felt he'd be bias because he is openly gay or may be in favor of same-sex marriage which is against their constitution."

If "they" (whoever that is) are correct, then that person has no business sitting as judge because he would be violating his oath of office.

I suspect your statement was nothing more than wild speculation about the Virginia Legislature rejecting his nomination. You want it to be about his homosexuality instead of something else so that you can whine like a little bitch.
You can't say he wouldn't be impartial because he's gay.
I never said he would be.
You don't know that and everyone is jumping to conclusions.
You and others are jumping to the conclusion that his appointment was rejected because he's gay. However, there is no evidence to suggest or support that contention.

I think it's just the gay crowd yet again trying to make an issue out of nothing.
You are a homophobe and bigot. I've jumped to that conclusion.
Actually I'm neither a homophobe nor a bigot, and the only ones I see jumping to conclusions are those of you trying desperately to push the gay agenda.

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None that I know of, but this is what you wrote:
"They felt he'd be bias because he is openly gay or may be in favor of same-sex marriage which is against their constitution."
If "they" (whoever that is) are correct, then that person has no business sitting as judge because he would be violating his oath of office.
I suspect your statement was nothing more than wild speculation about the Virginia Legislature rejecting his nomination. You want it to be about his homosexuality instead of something else so that you can whine like a little bitch.
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I never said he would be.
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You and others are jumping to the conclusion that his appointment was rejected because he's gay. However, there is no evidence to suggest or support that contention.
I think it's just the gay crowd yet again trying to make an issue out of nothing.
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Actually I'm neither a homophobe nor a bigot, and the only ones I see jumping to conclusions are those of you trying desperately to push the gay agenda.
You say I whine like a little bitch. You are a homophobe that perceives me a as bitchy queen but I'm not. You hate homosexuals. I know you do. The guy that was against him being judge said that sodomy is not a civil right. Don't tell me this isn't an issue about the prosecutor being gay? Your mentality is that gays should never scream against discrimination and accept their second class citizen in the same way ya'll expected blacks too back during the civil rights era. Don't even try to say gays aren't discriminated against because they are. I bet you vote Republican too. Using magic terms like "gay agenda" already tells me you want gays to remain second class citizens. Try your lies with someone who will believe them. What the hell is the gay agenda anyway? What is your agenda? I'm sure you have one in life? What BS have you heard the gays are trying to do? Probably a bunch of lies from the right wing bigots, religious terrorists/tyrants, and Fox News. You people think you can do and say anything that is anti-gay and not be labeled a bigot just because you use moral values and religious beliefs as an excuse. I have more respect for the Phelps family of Westboro Baptist Church because they don't claim to have any love for homosexuals. I don't agree with them but at least they stand behind their beliefs and aren't hypocrites.
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[QUOTE who="equalityboy81"] You say I whine like a little bitch.
You do.
You are a homophobe that perceives me a as bitchy queen but I'm not. You hate homosexuals.
Nope, I'm not a homophobe nor do I hate homosexuals. I do detest whiners like you trying to stir up discontent and make issues out of nothing. There is nothing to your contention that this man's appointment was rejected because he's gay. Until you produce some evidence to support your claim, you're doing nothing but whining like a little bitch.
The guy that was against him being judge said that sodomy is not a civil right.
It wasn't just one guy that rejected his appointment. It was the Virginia Legislature as a whole. Besides, the guy you're talking about isn't even in the Legislature. Just more proof you're trying to create something out of nothing.
Your mentality is that gays should never scream against discrimination
No, my mentality is that people like you shouldn't cry wolf. If you can produce some evidence to support your claim that the man was rejected because he's gay, then you might have something to stand on. Until then, you've got nothing.
You people think you can do and say anything that is anti-gay and not be labeled a bigot...
I haven't said anything that is anti-gay. This is another example of you trying to create turmoil when there is none.

Look, put on your big girl panties and stop being a little cry baby. The man was not confirmed for this position. End of story.

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You do.
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Nope, I'm not a homophobe nor do I hate homosexuals. I do detest whiners like you trying to stir up discontent and make issues out of nothing. There is nothing to your contention that this man's appointment was rejected because he's gay. Until you produce some evidence to support your claim, you're doing nothing but whining like a little bitch.
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It wasn't just one guy that rejected his appointment. It was the Virginia Legislature as a whole. Besides, the guy you're talking about isn't even in the Legislature. Just more proof you're trying to create something out of nothing.
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No, my mentality is that people like you shouldn't cry wolf. If you can produce some evidence to support your claim that the man was rejected because he's gay, then you might have something to stand on. Until then, you've got nothing.
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I haven't said anything that is anti-gay. This is another example of you trying to create turmoil when there is none.
Look, put on your big girl panties and stop being a little cry baby. The man was not confirmed for this position. End of story.
A macho macho man would admit that he deserves severe punishment for being gay huh? lol

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I haven't said anything that is anti-gay. This is another example of you trying to create turmoil when there is none.
Look, put on your big girl panties and stop being a little cry baby. The man was not confirmed for this position. End of story.
There you go again with the tough guy gender role/gay-straight thing.
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