State Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-Calif.) is known as a fierce opponent of gay rights. It was, therefore, more than a bit curious when he was arrested for drunk driving after reportedly leaving a gay bar with an unidentified man in the passenger seat.
While there may certainly be more to this story, gay advocates are having a field day. In his apology, Ashburn leaves much to speculation:
“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.”
The state-issued Chevy Tahoe was seen swerving and the father of four identified himself. His companion was not identified and was not detained. He was believed to be leaving Faces, a popular gay bar in Sacramento. Faces bills itself as the city’s “premier gay and lesbian nightclub” and holds such events as “Dragalicious” on Sunday night.
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