Justice Rolling Down Like Waters
The heavens opened last week in Virginia and justice came pouring down.
That’s the only way I know how to describe the amount of good news we received.
On Tuesday, the McGuire Veterans Medical Center sponsored its first Equality Day. Representatives from various LGBT and LBGT-related organizations spent four hours answering questions and sharing resources with staff and clients at McGuire.
Then Thursday. . . . well, Thursday is a day I will long remember. That it was Flag Day just made it more special.
First, the front page of the Richmond Times-Dispatch carried this headline: “Delegate Reverses Self on Judgeship.” The judgeship in question: Tracy Thorne-Begland’s appointment to the District Court bench in Richmond, earlier blocked by Del. Bob Marshall and other Republicans in the House of Delegates. You can read the story here.
Now, after a careful review of all the facts, a very brave, principled man, Del. Richard L. Morris, R-Isle of Wight (pictured right), decided his vote against Tracy had been wrong. And he did not just tell a few folks about it, he wrote a carefully-reasoned, well-researched four-page letter to all his Republican caucus colleagues telling them the true facts and saying why Tracy deserved appointment. You can read his letter here.