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NYC’s Adams Under Fire for Three Appointees With Anti-LGBTQ Pasts

  • It’s the latest controversy over Eric Adams’s hiring choices
  • Adams said people should be given the chance to “evolve”
Eric Adams

Eric Adams

Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is under fire for appointing three men with histories of anti-LGBTQ views to his administration -- the latest controversy over the mayor’s hiring choices during his seven weeks in office.  

Adams -- who has been a supporter of LGBTQ rights and who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the State Senate in 2009 and 2011 -- has been unapologetic for the hires in various offices dealing with immigrant affairs and faith-based and community partnerships.