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CA Anti-Gay State Sen. Roy Ashburn Arrested on DUI Charges After Leaving (Gay) Bar

State Sen. Roy Ashburn, a California Republican and former State Assemblyman, is a father of four. He is a proud anti-gay lawmaker, voting against things like knocking down Prop 8, recognizing out-of-state gay marriages, and even creating Harvey Milk Day. Mr Ashburn is also a patron of Faces, a gay bar in Sacramento, where he was arrested on DUI charges after leaving the venue, with another man in his car.

“I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment,” he says in a statement. “I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did. I am also truly sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me – my family, my constituents, my friends, and my colleagues in the Senate.”

Oh, did we mention Ashburn was arrested while driving a black Chevy Tahoe, his state vehicle, paid for by taxpayers?

Thus far, the man with him in the car hasn’t been identified. But this guy needs to pull a Mike Jones and tell us all the sordid details of the evening.

By:           editor editor
On:           Mar 4, 2010
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  • 19 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      People have been saying for YEARS, that there is often no explanation for somebody being SO against gay rights, other than the fact that they are a terrified closet case trying to prove they are not gay. So typical.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 9:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      Fcuking Scumbag……….

      Mar 4, 2010 at 10:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      PS: The patrons and employees of the bar are as reprehensive as he is for not exposing his hyprocricacy………..

      Mar 4, 2010 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Of course there’s no “I’m sorry I’m such a coward that I have to cover up my own homosexuality by being as anti-gay as possible.” People like this should be executed.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 10:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert, NYC
      Robert, NYC

      There’s a lot of truth in the old addage…”the lady doth protest too much”. Almost always the most vocal homophobes (mostly republican) have a lot of skeletons in their very dark closets. I wonder what his excuse will be when asked about his presence in a gay venue? Maybe he’s another one of those Peter LaBarbera types who frequents gay venues under the guise that he’s gathering negative information about our sexual practices then uses them to promote homophobia. Americans for Truth is a right wing organization dedicated to the villification of LGBT people headed by LaBarbera of course. What a scumbag!

      Mar 4, 2010 at 10:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • A.G.
      A.G.

      Karma can be a bitch.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 10:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      The wife, the kids and the anti-gay bigotry are apart of his haterosexual cover. He knows along with every other gay person knows that anti-gay bigotry orginates through heterosexuality and because of all the negativity and threats of violence perpetuated by haterosexuals many gay people hide their homosexuality AND pretend to be haterosexual knowing it’s easier. Roy Ashburn situation is the product of haterosexual oppression.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 10:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Wait….where’s Jason to come in here and scream that this guy is simply bi-sexual and that we should stop attacking Bi people?

      Mar 4, 2010 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.
      Mike L.

      It’s seems to me that most of not all of the rabid anti-gay Senators/Reps might be self-hating gays themselves, that have been brainwashed by religion.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 11:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert, NYC
      Robert, NYC

      Cam, even if Jason were to come in here and say that, he doesn’t get it. None of us have a problem with bi’s I guess, this is about the doublestandard, voting against us while getting it on with a guy on the down low. Just like Larry Craig who is in denial about even being bi.I bet a lot of those right wing nuts who vote against and mouth of at us are closet cases, bi or gay. Maybe Maggie Gallagher is a closet lesbian since most of them are fixated on gay sex and what we do in our bedrooms to the exclusion of their own.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      If Maggie Gallager turns out to be a lesbian could somebody please put it on Youtube the first time she tries to go into a lesbian bar to hang out with the ladies? LOL!

      Mar 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimmy
      jimmy

      The sun is shinning, but it’s the Schadenfreude that keeps me warm.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      i love these stories. where an anti-gay official gets caught in a gay situation. what a loser. sadly, i have no pity for him. maybe for the innocent victims like his wife and children, etc.

      lol. and to get caught because you’re drunk. what an idiot.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Artist
      The Artist

      The poor man, maybe he was getting a BJ during his drive! PEACELUVNBILD!

      Mar 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      The man in the car was his “cousin”, who was just showing him how “wrong” and “vile” the homo lifestyle is. He was doing “research.” Come on, what’s wrong with you guys? It’s as plain as day.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      I wish Queerty would make an Excel Spreadsheet of all these guys….

      Mar 4, 2010 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David E
      David E

      More info: http://www.theunitedmechanicaltx.com/free-airwick-freshmatic-ultra.html

      Mar 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous

      The really worst case freakouts are those who have been “christian cured”. Their only reason for being is to say God and Jesus, God and Jesus ad infinitum

      And the couple I know both mouth the line that Matthew Shepards parents should have “fixed him” Blaming his parents for his murder, and justifying his murder in 6 words.

      I think I can get one of them to say that if he discovered he was on a plane that might be called the abortion express, well, he’d kind of do what the arabs did. I’m still mulling how to present this nut case to the FBI, so they will wire me.

      The fix the gay thing is more sinister then fixing gays. it is to create more, but much more subtle Fred the psychopath phelps.

      It took me 2 years and 2 dozen dinner meetings with this jesus freak to really discover what a fucking maniac he is, though something was obviously wrong.

      And he shows how these freak out religions = he’s very catholic – are so good at total brainwashing. All based on guilt of having been gay, the terrorism of going to hell – presented as “this life’s a test” – so clever, and then their scam insurance policy of going to heaven. Of course, the 9/11 maniacs all thought they would go to a place of rivers of pure honey, and 72 virgins for their pleasure.

      God is ok, but some religions belong in the dust bin of history, their leadership chained down in a hole filled with those hungry little bugs.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RnRMokeHillCa
      RnRMokeHillCa

      Wait one cotton pickin’ minute here! A fierce Anti Gay ‘Gay’ California State Senator gets arrested for DUI and the big news is…he is ‘Gay’? I am confused! Help me please! Senator Ashburn statement; “I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment. I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did. I am also truly sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me – my family, my constituents, my friends, and my colleagues in the Senate.”
      Is the ‘esteemed’ Senator from California apologizing for the DUI issued ‘early in the morning’ while operating a taxpayer funded Chevy Tahoe or is the Senator apologizing for being a ‘closeted and frightened ‘Homosexual’ getting caught ‘dating’?
      As far as I am concerned he is not ‘Gay’, just another closeted and frightened ‘Homosexual’.

      Mar 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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