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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 03:56 am (UTC)
Apparently we went deep enough to open a hole in the space-time continuum and fucking Patrick Stewart was on the other side.
keeperofthekeys 10th-Mar-2011 03:57 am (UTC)
We should do that more often, then
rex_dart 10th-Mar-2011 04:00 am (UTC)
If you go any deeper than Patrick Stewart, you wake up in limbo with William Shatner.
keeperofthekeys 10th-Mar-2011 04:06 am (UTC)

Why do I not have any Captain Kirk gifs :(
rex_dart 10th-Mar-2011 04:07 am (UTC)
keeperofthekeys 10th-Mar-2011 04:09 am (UTC)
lmao is that from "The Enemy Within"?
rex_dart 10th-Mar-2011 04:10 am (UTC)
notgarystu 10th-Mar-2011 05:01 am (UTC)

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