Faulconer fires back at LGBT Weekly article

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Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 8.12.20 PMSAN DIEGO, CA — An editorial in this week’s LGBT Weekly, a San Diego magazine promoting rights for the LGBT community, is going after mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer, suggesting he is anti-gay.

In the article titled, “I have had enough,” editorial contributor Stampp Corbin writes against the National Republican Party’s current stance against gay marriage and equal rights for people in the LGBT community.

He then goes after Faulconer and sarcastically writes: “Thank you mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer for simply not having the intestinal fortitude to say I don’t’ agree.”

We caught up with the Republican running for Mayor on the campaign trail, at a senior center in downtown San Diego, where he took the time to respond.

“I’m a strong supporter of marriage equality,” said Faulconer, surprised by the accusation.Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 9.07.39 PM

“I have no idea where they got this,” said Faulconer, reacting to the article.

The mayoral candidate has the support of several leaders in the LGBT community; recently getting the endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans, a Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of gay and lesbian Americans and their allies and even some LGBT democrats.

Faulconer hasn’t always been supportive of gay marriage; back in 2007 he voted against a city council resolution in favor of same-sex marriage, but his views since then have changed, along with public opinion on the issue, having voted for a separate council resolution to urge citizens to vote against Proposition 8, a statewide ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, overturned by the courts last year.

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