Anti-Gay State Senator Confirms He’s Gay
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.”
Talking Points Memo unearthed a 2005 flier advertising a rally to support “traditional marriage” where Ashburn appeared with Reverend Lou Sheldon and other religious leaders.
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