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Anti-gay rights senator Roy Ashbury comes out

6:45 pm - 03/09/2011
A conservative US state senator who has voted against gay rights measures during his 14 years in office has announced he is gay.

Republican Roy Ashburn came out during a radio interview in California, where he sits on the state legislature. He has been on leave since his arrest last week on suspicion of driving under the influence. Mr Ashburn said his votes reflected the way his constituents wanted him to vote, not his own “internal conflict”.

“I am gay… those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long,” the 55-year-old divorced father-of-four told KERN radio.

Mr Ashburn said he felt the need to address rumours that he had visited a gay nightclub before his arrest on suspicion of drinking and driving in Sacramento on 3 March. Last year, Mr Ashburn opposed a bill to establish a day of recognition to honour murdered gay rights activist Harvey Milk. He has also voted in the statehouse against efforts to expand anti-discrimination laws and recognise out-of-state gay marriages.
Mr Ashburn, who represents California’s 18th district, said he does not plan to run for any public office after his term ends later this year.

Here's to hoping this hateful bigot will never, ever get laid. GAY EMBARGO!
rex_dart 10th-Mar-2011 02:57 am (UTC)
suave_badass 10th-Mar-2011 02:58 am (UTC)
keeperofthekeys 10th-Mar-2011 02:59 am (UTC)
Inception trifecta in play.
rex_dart 10th-Mar-2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Squint within a squint.

Have to go deeper.
keeperofthekeys 10th-Mar-2011 03:01 am (UTC)
rex_dart 10th-Mar-2011 03:02 am (UTC)
hiddenfantasy 10th-Mar-2011 04:29 am (UTC)
I keep coming back to this page because this thread is golden!
rex_dart 10th-Mar-2011 03:00 am (UTC)
You should be sorry for thinking it.
rex_dart 10th-Mar-2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Here is an idea for you.

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thevelvetsun 10th-Mar-2011 04:11 am (UTC)
I know it's a shitty thing to think, I know it makes the gay community look horrible

There you go. Right there.

Assuming harmful stereotypes, like "all gays sexually harass their employees" is pretty much why everyone is calling you homophobic.

Is it that hard to comprehend?
lizzy_someone 10th-Mar-2011 06:46 am (UTC)
....Whoaaaa there. Listen to yourself, seriously.
angelofdeath275 10th-Mar-2011 03:04 am (UTC)
lolol 3
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