Boodman January 18, Eric Michael Anderson testified Thorne was one of the best bombardier-navigators he had ever flown with and still believed so. The bill would have prohibited discrimination in the military based on sexual orientation. Inhe was nominated to fill a vacancy on the state's 13th General District Court, which serves Richmond, Virginia. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people have always been a part of its history. This page was last edited on 8 Septemberat
Sonday serves as the legal adviser to a three-man board of inquiry being held at Oceana Naval Air Station to decide whether Thorne, a top naval aviator who announced his homosexuality on ABC 's Nightline May 19, should be forced out of the Navy.
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I still think so,'' said Lt. However, he met with lawmakers to answer questions again this January. But for many advocates, the past two years have pushed back the hard-fought gains they won after The only person who can reverse that decision under the regulations is the secretary of the Navy. After graduation from university, Thorne-Begland served in a jet combat squadron of the United States Navy.
However, he met with lawmakers to answer questions again this January. She denied suggesting someone might think Suko was gay and said she suggested only that Suko get guidance from the Navy on future interviews with the news media. The New York Times accused the House of "clear and shameful" bias. On May 19,Rep. University of Richmond J.