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"I'm Gay," Says Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-CA)
sfist.com ^ | 3-8-10

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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KEYWORDS: logcabinrepublicans; royashburn

1 posted on 03/08/2010 4:16:24 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

My God. It never ends with these degenerates.


2 posted on 03/08/2010 4:17:45 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Justaham

Ugh...


3 posted on 03/08/2010 4:17:53 PM PST by Atom Smasher
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To: Justaham

sfist.com?

Not work-friendly, I imagine.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 4:18:35 PM PST by Lazamataz (Seriously. The only way Obama can possibly pull this out is to declare Martial Law before November.)
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To: Justaham

perverts, liars, adulterers, and tax cheats. Throw them all out in 2010.


5 posted on 03/08/2010 4:20:19 PM PST by turducken
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To: Justaham

Okay folks. Lets open the closet and y’all fall out.

m’kay?


6 posted on 03/08/2010 4:21:29 PM PST by dforest
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To: Justaham; SmithL; NormsRevenge

Just when you thought CA GOP couldn't find its a55 with both hands...

7 posted on 03/08/2010 4:23:14 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Justaham

He’s gay? no kidding.


8 posted on 03/08/2010 4:23:43 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Justaham

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.


9 posted on 03/08/2010 4:26:32 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Justaham

10 posted on 03/08/2010 4:29:54 PM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Justaham
Fabulous...
Just have him decorate the State Capitol building, or something...
11 posted on 03/08/2010 4:31:51 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: samadams2000

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.


12 posted on 03/08/2010 4:33:46 PM PST by fogofbobegabay
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To: Justaham
"He is the father of four daughters, Shelley, Shannon, Stacy and Suzannah, and a proud grandfather of two"
13 posted on 03/08/2010 4:36:25 PM PST by spectre ( Spectre's wife)
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To: Justaham

THAT WOULD BE ‘STATE’ SENATOR!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 03/08/2010 4:36:42 PM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Justaham

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.


15 posted on 03/08/2010 4:38:21 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Justaham

I just don’t understand how he could be happy considering the mess California is in.


16 posted on 03/08/2010 4:42:21 PM PST by Irenic
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To: samadams2000
Ashburn explained that "his votes were a reflection of how the majority of voters in his conservative district would have wanted him to vote."

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..........

17 posted on 03/08/2010 4:42:46 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back)
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To: Justaham
...Sacramento gay bar Faces...

Whoa...that had me doing a double-take...

18 posted on 03/08/2010 4:47:51 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Justaham
Soon he'll have an “epiphany” and “come out’ as a RAT.
19 posted on 03/08/2010 4:48:43 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Justaham

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.


20 posted on 03/08/2010 4:52:42 PM PST by rambo316
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To: Justaham
"'I'm Gay,' Says Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-CA)"

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.

21 posted on 03/08/2010 4:55:04 PM PST by ronnyquest (That's what governments are for: to get in a man's way.)
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To: Mr. K
Here's the problem ~ high ranking but otherwise closeted homosexuals in the Democrat party will attempt to make this guy out to be the typical Republican politician ~ who must be voted against because he's homosexual, and, Oh, BTW, you must also vote against ALL Republicans because they're ALL homosexuals (the trick used with Foley and Craig).

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.

22 posted on 03/08/2010 4:59:53 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Revelation 911

Ewwwwww....


23 posted on 03/08/2010 5:03:40 PM PST by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

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!


24 posted on 03/08/2010 5:07:17 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: muawiyah

“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


25 posted on 03/08/2010 5:09:42 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: Mr. K

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.


26 posted on 03/08/2010 5:11:23 PM PST by ianmb (Canadian Conservative - One of the few, but growing)
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To: ronnyquest
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?

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.

27 posted on 03/08/2010 5:11:52 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Justaham
"I'm Gay," Says Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-CA)

He doesn't sound gay to me.

Instead he sounds like a miserable sodomite.

28 posted on 03/08/2010 5:13:13 PM PST by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

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...


29 posted on 03/08/2010 5:13:25 PM PST by ronnyquest (That's what governments are for: to get in a man's way.)
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To: spectre
"He is the father of four daughters, Shelley, Shannon, Stacy and Suzannah, and a proud grandfather of two"

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.

30 posted on 03/08/2010 5:16:33 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
He is coming out only because

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..........

31 posted on 03/08/2010 5:18:40 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back)
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To: Justaham
In all honesty I couldn't care less if any of my elected officials were gay if they did everything they could to advance a small government agenda.

I do take issue with this guy's DUI though.

32 posted on 03/08/2010 5:20:59 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Mr. K

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.


33 posted on 03/08/2010 5:25:06 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Or it’s possible that marriage/children is necessary for a life in public office.


34 posted on 03/08/2010 5:26:38 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: Justaham

Is this the same “source” that gave us the Palin-canada-healthcare story?


35 posted on 03/08/2010 5:28:06 PM PST by envisio
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

“””””There are true homosexuals who are only attracted to their own sex.””””””””

Its a mental disorder.


36 posted on 03/08/2010 5:29:32 PM PST by envisio
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To: Irenic

I see what you did there.


37 posted on 03/08/2010 5:29:37 PM PST by BenKenobi (And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life.)
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To: MetaThought
It is not. But even if it was, then choose another profession.

People who "suddenly" discover that they are gay after years of marriage are liars and just wish to excuse their poor behavior.

38 posted on 03/08/2010 5:31:21 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: Justaham

We should pass the hat and buy him a collection of Judy Garland albums.


39 posted on 03/08/2010 5:34:13 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: envisio
So is OCD.

Mostly unless it harms other people we tend to overlook it.

40 posted on 03/08/2010 5:34:34 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: MetaThought
It’s just that Dems don’t generally get outed because they control the media.

How many homosexual Democrats run a Anti-Homesexual campaign.

41 posted on 03/08/2010 5:46:32 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: politicket

***** “ 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”

TT


42 posted on 03/08/2010 6:51:46 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: martin_fierro; NormsRevenge

When he’s termed out, he may have a real shot at winning the Mayorship of San Francisco for the GOP.

Or maybe not.


43 posted on 03/08/2010 8:16:00 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

lol,, nice try. That city is set for decades of new mayors already .. Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Carole Migden


44 posted on 03/08/2010 8:22:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Mr. K

“Are we the homophobes and racisits they accuse us of being?”

I am and proud of it!


45 posted on 03/08/2010 8:32:59 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Justaham

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 ... )?


46 posted on 03/09/2010 1:18:30 AM PST by IntolerantOfTreason (The AMERICAN President should be an AMERICAN, NOT an AFRICAN-American)
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To: Justaham

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.


47 posted on 03/09/2010 9:45:19 AM PST by Califreak (Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.)
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