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Va. House confirms state's first openly gay judge

Virginia's House of Delegates voted Tuesday to confirm Tracy Thorne-Begland as the state's first openly gay jurist, resolving a simmering social issue that last spring opened not only a deep partisan rift, but also a division among Republicans.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 07:05pm EST

Tags: Tracy Thorne-Begland, Virginia General Assembly, judicial appointments, Richmond

Va. lawmakers to interview gay interim judge

A gay Virginia judge appointed to the bench on an interim basis despite being rejected by the General Assembly has another job interview with lawmakers.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 03:11am EST

Tags: Tracy Thorne-Begland, General District Court