Skip to comments."I'm Gay," Says Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-CA)
Posted on 03/08/2010 4:16:24 PM PST by Justaham
Anti-gay Republican Senator Roy Ashburn -- the man who was arrested last week on a DUI charge after visiting Sacramento gay bar Faces -- confirmed today that he is, in fact, a homosexual.
Sacramento Bee reports that the Senator, who has been on leave since his arrest, told KERN radio host Inga Barks in an interview this morning these simple words: "I'm gay." Ashburn went on to say, "Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long."
Explaining his vile voting record against gay, Ashburn explained that "his votes were a reflection of how the majority of voters in his conservative district would have wanted him to vote." Ashburn's checkered civil rights record includes voting against a Senate resolution declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional, thrice shooting down the creation of Harvey Milk Day, voting against recognizing out of state same-sex marriages, and opposing "an expansion of the state's insurance laws to include sexual orientation as a protected class."
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My God. It never ends with these degenerates.
Not work-friendly, I imagine.
perverts, liars, adulterers, and tax cheats. Throw them all out in 2010.
Okay folks. Lets open the closet and y’all fall out.
Just when you thought CA GOP couldn't find its a55 with both hands...
He’s gay? no kidding.
I won’t click on the link. But I think that he should been clear on his orientation from the beginning and explained his reasoning for his votes.
I know where Faces is. When I lived in Sacto. I had an office a block away. I had to walk by it to get to the Mini-mart/liquor store. I still recall the stench from that place when you walked by. No, I never went in.
THAT WOULD BE ‘STATE’ SENATOR!!!!!!!!!
OK- so he’s gay? Do we as (mostly) republicans show prejudice because of that?
Are we the homophobes and racisits they accuse us of being? judging by the comments here, I am not sure
His sex life has never been an issue, as far as I can tell. and his voting record reflects what the conservatives in his community would have wanted, which is his job.
I have nothing against a conservative gay in our party. I am just against the liberal activists who want to recruit and push homosexual agenda on those who don’t want it for themselves or THEIR CHILDREN.
Disclaimer: I have a family member who is gay and I love her as much always, and I also am extremely happy that she has found a wonderful partner, who I also like very much and welcome into our family.
I just don’t understand how he could be happy considering the mess California is in.
Go figure, finally a Republican who represents his constituents and votes as they want him to vote, turns out to be a homosexual........
What the heck, I'd vote for him again..........
Whoa...that had me doing a double-take...
Get rid of the F ing fruitcakes. There is no room for these dirt bags in this party. God made man to be with woman and woman with man. The sick perverts, kick’em all out.
And we care why? Why is this something about which anyone in the known universe who is not Sen. Roy Ashburn care? Why is this news? The pervasive gayness in and of the media is starting to wear on me.
The same stuff went on in Nazi Germany. The big dog gays were sending the little guys to prison camps, and if they didn't come across for the guards, they'd get gassed.
It's how homosexuals play politics, and it doesn't matter if it's just office politics.
Yeah. We could use a few dozen more legislators like him here.
The shocking part isn’t that he’s gay, it’s that he actually votes the way his constituents want him to!
“The same stuff went on in Nazi Germany. “
Boy, did it ever! If you ever stumble across a couple of books, “Male Fantasies” by a guy named Theweleit pick them up. Its a two volume Jungian-type analysis of the FreiKorps and such in pre-war Germany. Talk about some messed up dudes, whew. All kinds of sick sexual psychology, not just the gay stuff. Theweleit says the carnage was exactly what they were after, in fact, what they dreamed of. Amazing how these guys took over a whole country.
parsy, who says for a lot of these guys, a bayonet was not just a bayonet
I dislike the way he misled his family, but given his voting record in line his constituent’s priorities, maybe it is best to let him sort out his personal demons in private.
BTW: it sounds like you have a very loving family, not too dissimilar from Mr. Cheney’s.
He is coming out only because he was arrested last week for driving drunk while leaving a gay bar with a man in his car with him.
He doesn't sound gay to me.
Instead he sounds like a miserable sodomite.
Figured it was to garner sympathy votes from his constituents. He wasn’t gay when he fathered four children, but he’s suddenly gay now? Come on...
So he not gay. He is bi-sexual. That means that he has choice.
He chooses to have sex with men rather then honor his vows to his wife.
If having sex with men was so important to him THEN HE NEVER SHOULD HAVE MARRIED AND HAD KIDS.
There are true homosexuals who are only attracted to their own sex. Mr Ashburn is not one of them. He just wanted to excuse his catting around.
So what? If he hadn't been arrested for DUI then his secret life would have continued. Who cares just as long as this elected official really represents his constituents?
Of all the RINOs in this party who vote against their electorate's wishes, I'll take this guy any time..........
I do take issue with this guy's DUI though.
Well, there’s a strong thread of Homophobia running through both parties. It’s just that Dems don’t generally get outed because they control the media.
Or it’s possible that marriage/children is necessary for a life in public office.
Is this the same “source” that gave us the Palin-canada-healthcare story?
“””””There are true homosexuals who are only attracted to their own sex.””””””””
Its a mental disorder.
I see what you did there.
People who "suddenly" discover that they are gay after years of marriage are liars and just wish to excuse their poor behavior.
We should pass the hat and buy him a collection of Judy Garland albums.
Mostly unless it harms other people we tend to overlook it.
How many homosexual Democrats run a Anti-Homesexual campaign.
***** “ Instead he sounds like a miserable sodomite. “ *****
Nope he’s (it’s) a miserable “outed” sodomite, now his world really stinks! (sucks... blows... eats it...) awww “NOT GOOD”
When he’s termed out, he may have a real shot at winning the Mayorship of San Francisco for the GOP.
Or maybe not.
lol,, nice try. That city is set for decades of new mayors already .. Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Carole Migden
“Are we the homophobes and racisits they accuse us of being?”
I am and proud of it!
1 RINO exposed, quite a lot more to go ...
Do family values mean anything to Republicans any more? Has he considered what kind of diseases he’s exposing his wife to (assuming they still even ... )?
I just watched this story on our local news.
Reports and film showed Ashburn returning to work and being greeted warmly and embraced by fellow workers.
I find this curious because he was DUI, but as I understand it, the main point was that he made Republicans look bad.
As long as you make Republicans look bad, anything can be forgiven.
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