Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Does Bob Marshall speak for you?

Because of Tracy Thorne-Begland’s sexual orientation, Republican senatorial hopeful Del. Bob Marshall (depicted above) believes the Richmond prosecutor should not be a judge. Marshall apparently believes a gay man is incapable of being honest and fair-minded.
Given his activist record on matters to do with sexual orientation, Marshall should make clear his views on which Constitutional rights and protections apply to all citizens and which Constitutional guarantees do not apply to Thorne-Begland, because he is (openly) gay.

Therefore, Marshall, who would like to win Sen. Jim Webb's seat in the U.S. Senate, should provide his complete list of jobs in government that Thorne-Begland’s sexual orientation makes him unfit to hold. Legislator? Teacher? Firefighter? Dogcatcher? Commonwealth’s Attorney?

The Washington Post reports
Marshall, the Family Foundation of Virginia and others who raised concerns about Thorne-Begland’s nomination said they did not object to him because he is gay, but because of his outspokenness on the subject of gay rights.
“I would guess — law of averages — we’ve probably nominated people who have homosexual inclinations,” Marshall said. He faulted Thorne-Begland for coming out as a gay Naval officer on “Nightline” two decades ago to challenge the military’s now-repealed ban on gays openly serving in the military. He said that the action amounted not just to insubordination, but to a waste of taxpayer dollars, since it resulted in his dismissal from the Navy. “The Navy spent $1 million training him,” Marshall said. “That’s cheating the country out of the investment in him.  
Marshall and the Family Foundation speak for many Republicans in Virginia. In addition to speaking on behalf of their anti-gay agenda, they routinely speak out in favor of controlling the behavior of women. Do they speak for you?

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