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Ashburn, a divorced father of four, said that his many votes against gay rights were efforts to represent the conservative views of his constituents.
The openly gay mayor of West Sacramento said last week that he had spotted Ashburn at gay clubs a number of times.
Ashburn had been on leave since last week, but is expected to return today. Thanks to term limits, he is scheduled to leave office at the end of the year.