Homophobic gay California senator gets jail

Sen. Roy Ashburn
Sen. Roy Ashburn

Sen. Roy Ashburn, the homophobic gay state senator from California, was sentenced today for his drunk driving arrest.

He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to two days in jail and three years probation. He will pay court costs and fines of about $2,000 and attend a mandatory first offender DUI program. His driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days.

After his drunk driving arrest, Ashburn admitted to being gay. He has a consistent anti-LGBT voting record. He is not running for reelection.

—  David Taffet