Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Is disgraced Senator, Roy Ashburn, the biggest anti-gay hypocrite ever?

California state Senator Roy Ashburn, a divorced father of four, says he's gay, but defends his votes against gay rights.

TheWeek.com reports:
In a revelation that provoked of hypocrisy, a divorced Republican lawmaker who voted against same-sex marriage in California acknowledged Monday that he is gay. State Senator Roy Ashburn came out of the closet three days after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving as he left a gay nightclub. Ashburn defended his opposition to gay-rights legislation, however, saying it was his "duty" to vote in accordance with his constituents' beliefs. Was he being a hypocrite, or just doing his job? (Listen to Roy Ashburn's confession)

Ashburn's confession can't erase his record of hypocrisy:
So, now we know why Roy Ashburn "voted against his own people" for so long, say the editors of Queerty. His constituents made him do it. Sorry, Roy, but "voting for discrimination (or against its removal) is never okay, no matter what you think voters believe." READ MORE
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  • Roy Ashburn, a Republican state senator in California, said Monday that he is gay. The disclosure raises new questions about gay Republicans’ place within the conservative movement.
  • Roy Ashburn, a California state senator who has staunchly opposed gay rights has announced that he is homosexual