California Republican State Senator Roy Ashburn, who has "voted against every gay rights measure in the State Senate since taking office", was arrested for DUI early Wednesday after leaving Faces, a popular Sacramento gay bar, with an "unidentified male passenger." The California Highway Patrol pulled over Ashburn after observing his state-issued SUV swerving and weaving between lanes. Ashburn was booked into the Sacramento County Jail and released on $1,400 bond.
The father of four who represents parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties issued this cut-and-paste "apology":
"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."
Ashburn has a made a career from demonizing gays reports Joe Jervis. "Ashburn has organized and hosted anti-gay marriage rallies for the Traditional Values Coalition. He also has a 100% rating from the anti-gay Capitol Resource Family Impact group for voting against every LGBT rights bill during his tenure. In March 2009, Sen. Ashburn voted against a Senate resolution declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Ashburn voted three times to oppose the creation of Harvey Milk Day. In September he voted against California recognizing out of state same-sex marriages. In 2008 he voted to oppose an expansion of the state's insurance laws to include sexual orientation as a protected class."
Glass houses, stones, etc.