Articles Tagged With ‘Roy Ashburn’




California law seeking to ‘cure’ gays under scrutiny

Legislation to eliminate a 60-year-old law requiring the state to ‘cure” gays and lesbians has been sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. [MercuryNews] The long-ignored provision in the Welfare and Institution Code classifies gays as deviants.... (Continue reading)

Ashburn calls on Republicans to support gays

State Sen. Roy Ashburn, the conservative firebrand who recently admitted he was gay, is calling on fellow Republicans to wholeheartedly support civil rights for gays and lesbians. [San Francisco Chronicle] Ashburn made the call in... (Continue reading)

Ashburn (finally) talks gay rights on Senate floor

State Sen. Roy Ashburn [R-Bakersfield] took to the floor Thursday morning and discussed his sexuality before casting votes on two separate gay-rights bills. [Los Angeles Times] The move came two months after the long-time conservative... (Continue reading)

Roy Ashburn sentenced for DUI

State Sen. Roy Ashburn [R-Bakersfield] pleaded no contest to drunken driving charges on Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to two days in jail and three years’ probation. [Sacramento Bee] Ashburn, 55, was given credit for... (Continue reading)

Conservative calls for Ashburn to resign

Republican state Senator Roy Ashburn admitted in a radio interview on Monday that he is gay. Now one of the state’s most ardent conservatives is calling for him to resign. [Capitol Weekly] Randy Thommason, president... (Continue reading)

Ashburn admits to being gay

Republican state Senator Roy Ashburn admitted on a Bakersfield talk radio show Monday morning that he is gay. [Huffington Post] On the Inga Barks talk show, Ashburn said, “I’m gay. Those are the words that... (Continue reading)

Ashburn remains on “personal leave”

Republican state Senator Roy Ashburn remains on a self-imposed personal leave, at least through Monday, following his high-profile DUI bust last week in Sacramento. [San Francisco Chronicle] Ashburn, 55, was arrested and booked into Sacramento... (Continue reading)

Anti-gay state senator arrested after leaving gay bar

Controversy continues to dog conservative firebrand and state Senator Roy Ashburn following his DUI arrest earlier this week. California Highway Patrol officers arrested Ashburn for allegedly driving drunk after leaving a Sacramento gay nightclub with... (Continue reading)