The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Committee has chosen the 2010 recipient for its "Pink Brick" award, which basically goes to the person who most angered the committee in the last year. The lucky winner -- and first gay recipient -- is none other than state Sen. Roy Ashburn, R-Bakersfield, who gained infamy after a drunk-driving arrest in Sacramento in March.
That arrest led to a firestorm of criticism about Ashburn's sexual orientation, as he reportedly had spent the evening at a gay club that was hosting the Miss Gay Latina Sacramento competition. In the aftermath, several people said Ashburn was a regular at Sacramento gay bars. Ashburn has one of the strongest records in the Legislature of voting against gay rights bills.
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