NEW YORK CITY: Leading GOP Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota Backs Marriage
backs marriage equality. Lhota officially launched his campaign yesterday at a press conference.
Lhota is a Republican in a heavily Democratic city. He’s fiscally conservative, but he is pro-choice and favors marriage equality. He said he would perform a same-sex marriage if asked. Pundits say his late entry into the race has already changed the multi-candidate Republican primary. “I think at this point he is the Republican primary,” Baruch College’s Micheline Blum said. And his candidacy has also shaken up the Democrats at a time when the party thought it would finally have a chance of taking City Hall after 20 years of GOP victories.Lhota yesterday added that he strongly supports the NYPD's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy, which was ruled unconstitutional (in some cases) earlier this month.