Listen to Roy Ashburn's confession Ashburn's confession can't erase his record of hypocrisy: The bill was later vetoed by the governor. Critics accuse him of hypocrisy. Berkeley Women's Law Journal. Charles Peer can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. For nearly all of his 14 years in the California Legislature, Republican Roy Ashburn lived a double life. In the interview Ashburn also stated that he re-registered to vote as " no party preference " because of the Republican Party's opposition to gay rights and immigration.
No matter how Ashburn votes, it's good he came out:
Five Years Later, Ashburn Reflects On His Journey
Reporting from Sacramento — A Republican state senator from conservative Bakersfield said Monday that he is homosexual, days after a report that he had been at a gay nightclub in Sacramento before being arrested on drunk driving charges while behind the wheel of his state car last week. Update Required To play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. InAshburn, like all but one other Republican in the Senate, voted against a bill that would have allowed same-sex marriage in California. He had been under fire from conservative leaders in his district for voting with Democrats a year ago to approve tax increases. Join Our Mailing List. He might not even have been at a gay bar, he could have been at Lounge on His scores make his case.
His scores make his case. As ofAshburn lived in Los Angeles. Views Read Edit View history. Ashburn issued a statement taking full responsibility and apologizing to his family, constituents, friends and Senate colleagues, but made no mention of the circumstances leading up to his arrest. In a revelation that provoked cries of hypocrisya divorced Republican lawmaker who voted against same-sex marriage in California acknowledged Monday that he is gay. He's now registered without party preference and lives in Los Angeles.