Romney’s attitudes about Gays pops up again…

Tracy Thorne-Beglen

On Wednesday, the Romney campaign declined to weigh in on the Virginia legislature’s rejection of Tracy Thorne-Begland, an openly gay prosecutor, for a judicial post.

Begland is a former fighter pilot and Navy officer who was discharged from the armed forces because of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. He had bipartisan support from the Courts of Justice Committee, which vets judicial appointments. But a last-minute lobbying effort by social conservative lawmakers and the conservative advocacy group Family Foundation doomed Begland’s nomination, which failed to garner the majority votes needed in the 100-member House of Delegates. The vote happened just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

Asshole

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) led the opposition to the nomination and said  Begland could not be an impartial judge because of his sexual orientation:

“Marriage is between one man and one woman, and the the applicant has represented himself in public in a relationship that we don’t recognize in Virginia.” 

Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, tried to get the Romney campaign to weigh in on the controversy. Cutter:

“The man is overly qualified to be a judge and this is a real leadership moment for some people in Virginia.

“It is an opportunity for Mitt Romney to stand up and say what the legislature did is just plain wrong. I don’t know if he will show that type of leadership, he hasn’t so far.”

The Romney campaign refused to address the issue.

Don’t you think Delegate Marshall can’t be an impartial legislator because of HIS sexual orientation?

C’mon Romney… show your guts!

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