March 9, Politics News California Queer Life. California's Response to Welfare Reform. And it's been pointed out again, that this is an example of Karen Bass during her speakership being politically tone-deaf. Navigation listen live Donate signal status. Which is exactly what Ashburn admits he has done throughout his year career in the legislature.
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He said the senator's revelation that he is gay "will not win him favor among conservatives," but he did not see Ashburn's past votes as hypocritical. This New World. Queer Voices.
Ashburn, a divorced father of four, has a distinguished record of voting against every gay rights measure put in front of him.