Anti-Gay Senator Comes Out

Mar 09, 2010 • News, Politically Erect

Senator Roy Ashburn, a staunch anti-gay marriage Republican representing Bakersfield, whom we told you about yesterday, has acknowledged that he is gay.

“I am gay and so those are the words that have been difficult for me for so long,” he said on KERN Newstalk 1180, the LA Weekly blogs report.

Ashburn reaches his last term this year and is known for consistently voting against all gay measures. In the radio interview, he defended his anti-gay stance, saying his votes reflected the will of his constituents:

My votes reflect the wishes of the people in my district. I have always felt that my faith and allegiance was to the people, there, in the district, my constituents. And so as each of these individual measures came before the Legislature I cast ‘no’ votes, usually ‘no’ votes, because the measures were . . . almost always acknowledging rights or assigning identification to homosexual persons.

Juicy enough? Yeah, we don’t think so either. Maybe he should dress up as Lady Gaga or Beyonce for his appearance on The O’Reilly Factor.

Information from the LA Weekly.