Equality California the organization that hides its donor information and gives a 46% raise to its Director Geoff Kors who did a horrible job with Prop 8 in the same year as its donations have dropped over 58%. Has just ranked “forced out of the closet” Roy Ashburn a very respectable score on their legislative list – 86. That’s much higher than his ranking last year, when it was zero. The California State Senator claims that it was his coming out that changed how he does his job these days.
Ashburn, who had “a long history of opposing gay rights, was arrested in Sacramento last year for driving under the influence with an unidentified male passenger.after he left Faces, a gay club in the Sacramento, thus forcing him out of the closet and trying to cover his rabid homophobic past.
So after years of being a hateful Washington politico closet case and voting against EVERY LGBT Rights piece of legislation that came before him. Ashburn deliberately went into politics with the aim of representing a group of people who do not want any measure of LBGT equality. He spent years doing their bidding entirely by choice. Does all that get wiped away because he was yanked out of the closet when he got popped for a DUI with some that he’d just picked up at the bar?
Considering how much harm and distraught he brought through his tenure I have a hard time forgiving. It makes you wonder how many gays were harmed or died due to his legislative ignorance. Forgiving Ashburn so easily, like forgiving Ken Mehlman at all is akin to forgiving Hitler for the Holocaust.