Is there any straight anti gay out there in the GOP ?
California state senator who opposed gay rights announces he is homosexual - Telegraph
Mr Ashburn, a conservative Republican, came out in an interview with KERN radio.
His pronouncement ends days of speculation following his arrest last week for driving under the influence of alchohol.
Mr Ashburn said he felt compelled to address rumours that he had visited a gay nightclub near the Capitol before his arrest.