CA GOP anti-gay lawmaker arrested for DUI after leaving gay nightclub

yg17

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Sources: Lawmaker At Gay Club Before DUI Arrest
CBS13
http://cbs13.com/local/ashburn.arrest.dui.2.1534505.html
Sources tell CBS13 a state senator from Southern California was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after leaving Faces, a gay nightclub in midtown Sacramento, early Wednesday morning. [...] Ashburn, a father of four, is a Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties with a history of opposing gay rights.

Family values indeed :rolleyes:
 

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Sources: Lawmaker At Gay Club Before DUI Arrest
CBS13
http://cbs13.com/local/ashburn.arrest.dui.2.1534505.html
Sources tell CBS13 a state senator from Southern California was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after leaving Faces, a gay nightclub in midtown Sacramento, early Wednesday morning. [...] Ashburn, a father of four, is a Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties with a history of opposing gay rights.

Family values indeed :rolleyes:
A flag always goes up when someone is outspoken against gay rights. Obviously not all homophobes are closet gays, but it isn't uncommon.
 

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If you want to pick up, gorgeous, open-minded, free-spirited, straight women, the best place to do it is at a gay club.

They use their gay-dar and strike with surgical precision.
 

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Ha...Ha...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Jerk deserves what he gets.

BTW- I'd say homophobic people ARE definitely more likely gay themselves.
 

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Who cares? He's a state senator. This would be news if it were national. I can't recall how many stories I've read in my local paper about a state senator or representative acting in a similar manner.
 

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Who cares? He's a state senator. This would be news if it were national. I can't recall how many stories I've read in my local paper about a state senator or representative acting in a similar manner.
So we shouldn't hold our state senators to the same high standards we hold our national politicians to just because they're local and may not affect everybody? That's BS.

If your state senator was doing crap like this, wouldn't you want to know so you can vote against them in the next election? I know I would.
 

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Who cares? He's a state senator. This would be news if it were national. I can't recall how many stories I've read in my local paper about a state senator or representative acting in a similar manner.
It matters a lot. He advocates laws against gay people, when he himself is obviously at the very least bisexual. It's hypocritical and harmful.
 

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As per usual, he's completely off the Hypocrisy Scale. I give it a month before he "finds god" and cries on camera.
 

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So we shouldn't hold our state senators to the same high standards we hold our national politicians to just because they're local and may not affect everybody? That's BS.

If your state senator was doing crap like this, wouldn't you want to know so you can vote against them in the next election? I know I would.
As I said, I can't recall how many stories I've heard about my state representatives doing hypocritical things. I wouldn't think too much or care too much about it, I'd just file it away and not vote for him/her at the next election.
 

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It matters a lot. He advocates laws against gay people, when he himself is obviously at the very least bisexual. It's hypocritical and harmful.
I'd agree that it's hypocritical but harmful? Harmful to his reputation? Yes? Harmful in other ways? I can't see that. To imply that he can single handly pass laws that affect gay people attributes too much power to him.
 

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I'd agree that it's hypocritical but harmful? Harmful to his reputation? Yes? Harmful in other ways? I can't see that. To imply that he can single handly pass laws that affect gay people attributes too much power to him.
He pushes for such laws and I'm sure has helped pass more than one. That makes him part of the problem.

He may not even be gay but he obviously has no problem with Gay people. He just spouts anti-gay messages to get the (R) vote it would seem.
You got it wrong. He has no problem with screwing gay people, literally and figuratively it would seem.
 

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I'm sure he was only going there to try to convert some sinners. The DUI was surely an accidental excess of communion wine, and no doubt he was down on his knees enthusiastically praying for them until they cried out to God.
 

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^^ Yeah, I can see it now. "Roy, that's no communion wafer. It's not even the right shape!! Roy, don't put that in your mouth!!!" Roy!! ROY!!!"

:p
 

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UPDATE! Ashburn comes out

The Bakersfield Republican, who has consistently voted against gay-rights measures, said his votes were a reflection of how the majority of voters in his conservative district would have wanted him to vote.
What a ****ing coward. Voting for what's good for him politically in his district rather than voting for what's right.
 

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UPDATE! Ashburn comes out

What a ****ing coward. Voting for what's good for him politically in his district rather than voting for what's right.
Okay, but his past record aside, I actually do respect that somewhat more than yet another contrite and confessional press conference with a stone-faced spouse behind the right shoulder and talking about his sexual orientation like it's a drug habit.
 

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Aren't most lawmakers like this? They vote for the faces not for the people. Nothing new.
Yes, unfortunately, it's way too common.

Okay, but his past record aside, I actually do respect that somewhat more than yet another contrite and confessional press conference with a stone-faced spouse behind the right shoulder and talking about his sexual orientation like it's a drug habit.
Oh, I'll give him that. He definitely handled it better than Larry Craig and Ted Haggard and actually came out and admitted he was gay rather than try to blame it on something else. It still doesn't forgive his past votes.
 

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Oh, I'll give him that. He definitely handled it better than Larry Craig and Ted Haggard and actually came out and admitted he was gay rather than try to blame it on something else. It still doesn't forgive his past votes.
No- it doesn't. He handled it better than the rest, but he needs to make some serious amends. He should also resign.