There was a question here about Ca. State Sen. Roy Ashburn...here's the latest from the Associated Press:
"Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn of Bakersfield says he is gay, after days of speculation after his arrest last week in Sacramento for driving under the influence.
"The conservative lawmaker came out Monday on KERN radio in Bakersfield, saying he felt compelled to address the rumors that he had visited a gay nightclub near the Capitol before his DUI arrest.
"The 55-year-old father of four says he crossed the line and broke the law, putting people at risk, so he owes the public an explanation.
"Since he was first elected to the state Assembly in 1996, Ashburn has consistently voted against gay rights measures.
"He has said those votes reflect how constituents in his district
wanted him to vote."
Kern County voters approved Prop. 8 75-45 %, so he is likely truthful in this respect.
Answer by samurai_chica at 1:48 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
Gosh samurai, senators are SUPPOSED to vote for what their constituents want, not what HE wants.
Good point. Senators, Congressmen, and PRESIDENTS are supposed to represent the people, not push their personal agendas.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
Well, I don't have an opinion about him coming out. If he is married then I think first his obligation is to tell his wife (if she didn't already know).
As for the voting record, I give him kudos on representing his constituency if this is how they feel. Not that I agree with their opinion, but this is what representation is all about.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:03 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
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