Anti-Gay Lawmaker Probably Just Doing Research

Shocking news out of California, where a Republican state senator with a history of hostility to gay rights legislation was arrested for driving drunk after spending time at a popular Sacramento gay bar. Not only that, there was an unidentified male (who, the news report helpfully notes, was not a fellow lawmaker) in the passenger seat! This is kind of astounding to me. Why would a guy who does not support gays go to one of their gathering places? And why would he leave with another man? I can’t for the life of me understand any of this. It seems completely unprecedented.