Sunday, November 04, 2007

Florida GLBT Caucus Demands Kathy Castor Withrdraw Her Endorsement Of Gershom Faulkner

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus of the Florida Democratic Party has called on U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Tampa to withdraw her endorsement of a St. Petersburg City Council candidate who expressed lack of sympathy with gay rights causes.
The candidate, Gershom Faulkner, is outreach director for Castor.
The caucus made its request in a letter Saturday to Castor from Michael Albetta, president of the Florida GLBT Caucus.

According to the letter, Faulkner said during an Aug. 16 appearance before the Pinellas gay Democratic group that he considers homosexuality a lifestyle "preference" or "choice"; he won't attend the annual St. Pete Pride celebration; he won't oppose the proposed state constitutional amendment "that would write discrimination into Florida's Constitution" by limiting marriage to men and women; that he won't support repealing Florida's ban on gay adoptions or gay foster parents; and won't oppose prohibiting straight-gay alliance organizations in public schools.
Read The Letter

Contact Castor At:

Washington Office
317 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202)225-3376
Fax: (202)225-5652

Tampa Office
4144 N Armenia Ave
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813)871-2817
Fax: (813)871-2864

To email Rep. Castor, please click here

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