Is this just another story about a man that cannot deal with his own sexuality? It seems so, for Californian State Senator Roy Ashburn who has come out as gay, who has a voting record that has opposed every social initiative to support gay rights in California.
However, Senator Ashburn says that he did the right thing by supporting the views of his majority conservative constituents. He is quoted here in The Christian Science Monitor as saying: “My votes reflect the wishes of the people in my district,”
Is he right? Is his private life and that of our politicians ever relevant in the way they vote?
This conservative blogger believes he should stick to his conservative agenda despite his sexuality.
So is he an honest politician? Should he be admired for promoting his constituents interests and agenda and not his own? Is he a dishonourable man because of the way he voted and conducted his political agenda, despite his sexuality? Or should he leave his ‘personal’ life at the door of his political life?