Do y’all remember Roy Ashburn? Closeted California state senator caught being gay with gay men? Riiiiiiight.
Yes, well, now he’s out of the closet, and let me tell you, this passage about Old Roy is not surprising in any way!
The best I can do is to say that I was hiding. I was so in terror I could not allow any attention to come my way. So any measure that had to do with the subject of sexual orientation was an automatic “no” vote. I was paralyzed by this fear, and so I voted without even looking at the content. The purpose of government is to protect the rights of people under the law, regardless of our skin color, national origin, our height, our weight, our sexual orientation. This is a nation predicated on the belief that there is no discrimination on those characteristics, and so my vote denied people equal treatment, and I’m truly sorry for that.
And how he’s openly gay or whatever. Congratulations, Roy Ashburn, for finding it within yourself to live with an ounce of integrity, as countless people you represent have been doing for years now. It’s really too bad that you weren’t man enough to come out long ago, before you used your psychological disturbances as an excuse to take rights away from people bolder and braver than you.
We with morals and a modicum of self determination roll our eyes at your pathetic visage.
(h/t Liz Newcomb)