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  Sen. Roy Ashburn: 'I'm gay'
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Last EditedRP  Mar 08, 2010 02:42pm
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MediaNewspaper - Sacramento Bee
News DateMonday, March 8, 2010 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRepublican Sen. Roy Ashburn, who has been on leave from the Senate since his DUI arrest last week, confirmed today that he is gay.

"I'm gay," Ashburn told KERN radio host Inga Barks in an interview this morning. "Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long."

Ashburn's announcement follows reports that Ashburn was leaving a gay club before he was arrested for driving under the influence last week.

The Bakersfield Republican, who has consistently voted against gay-rights measures, said his votes were a reflection of how the majority of voters in his conservative district would have wanted him to vote.
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