After being arrested for a DUI after leaving a gay club and coming under a considerable amount of scrutiny due to his position on Prop 8, Senator Roy Ashburn has admitted publicly that he is, in fact, gay!!
However, the douchebag stands by his numerous votes against gay rights!!
Ashburn said today in an interview:
"I am gay… those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long. But I am gay. There’s never been a doubt in my mind on the position of the … vast majority of people in my district … on these different issues. And I voted as I felt I should on behalf of the people who elected me. I’ve always believed that my personal life is personal and I have a public role, a public job, a public responsibility. But I felt I could keep the two separate. What happened … through my own actions the other night changed all that.”
“When I crossed the line and broke the law and put people at risk that’s different and so I do owe people an explanation. And so the best way to handle that is to be truthful and to say to my constituents and to all who care that I am gay but I don't think its something that has affected nor will it affect how I do my job. I pray to God that I can find peace and I want to go back to work in the Senate."
Although we sympathize with how difficult the coming-out process can be, this guy's inability to accept himself has hindered progress and perpetuated hatred directed at gay men and women!
Congratulations, you dick. Those people you were voting on behalf of are going to kick your ass to the curb now that you're out of the closet!!
[Image via AP Images.]