Yep. I know… Surprise, surprise. Another anti-gay legislator turns out to be gay. Crazy, huh?
A conservative US state senator who has voted against gay rights measures during his 14 years in office has announced he is gay.
Republican Roy Ashburn came out during a radio interview in California, where he sits on the state legislature. LINK
At what point do we start talking about the joke, “methinks he doth protest too much,” and acknowledging that it’s more truth than humor? It’s getting difficult to find anti-gay activists who don’t set off our collective “GAYDAR.”
Interestingly, Mr. Ashburn defended his politics by saying he was “voting with his constituency.” That’s pretty astonishing to me. I wonder what could cause a man to adopt a political position opposed to his own best interest. What could make him ally with a party whose platform centers around winning elections by advocating discrimination against people like him?
I wonder if it has anything to do with a hateful religion that permeates our society and tells gays that there’s something wrong with them…