March 10th, 2010
02:14 AM ET

Out of the closet, but stuck in voting pattern

Why would a gay politician vote against gay rights? That describes the voting record of California state Sen. Roy Ashburn, who came out Monday in an interview with a radio talk show.

"I am gay ... those are the words that have been so difficult for me for
so long," Ashburn, a Republican, told KERN radio in Bakersfield, California.

The revelation from the 55-year-old father of four came after he was
arrested last week driving a state-owned vehicle under the influence of
alcohol. He had left a gay bar in Sacramento.

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