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Debate over openly gay judge begins in General Assembly

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The debate over Virginia's first openly gay judge, could start all over again.

The General Assembly Committee of Judicial Appointments are set to meet Monday, and Tracy Thorne-Begland's seat on the bench is soon up for a vote.

Tracy Thorne-Begland has donned the black robe since July.

The circuit court judges in Richmond appointed him to the seat, after his term was not approved by the General Assembly, lawmakers will have to weigh in again. 

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