Gay Businessman: Hosting Ted Cruz Was “Terrible Mistake”

A gay hotelier​ ​who was scrutinized for host​ing​ an event with GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz​​ apologize​d ​to the LGBT community for ​ ​what he called his ​"poor judgment."​ "I've spent the past 24 hours reviewing videos of Cruz' statements on gay marriage and I am shocked and angry," Ian Reisner wrote. "I sincerely apologize for hurting the gay community and so many of our friends, family, allies, customers and employees."​ Reisner had been threatened with boycotts of his business since news of the meeting had gone public. In a Facebook post, he said he had made "a terrible mistake" by agreeing to host Cruz, who has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage.

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