Candidate answers the gender issue
By TIMES STAFF
Published August 14, 2007
LARGO — However briefly, the firing of Susan Stanton as Largo's city manager has become a campaign issue.
Last week, Sen. John Edwards was asked about Susan Stanton at a Democratic presidential candidate's forum on gay and transgender issues.
With Stanton, 48, sitting in the audience in Los Angeles, a questioner told Edwards that Stanton was fired as Largo's city manager.
Edwards was then asked how he would react if a member of his staff told him he or she was transgendered.
"I would support them in every possible way including on a personal and emotional level, provide every bit of help and support that I possibly could in going through what they were going through," he said.
Despite Edwards' support, Stanton - a registered Republican - said she favors one of his rivals in the race for president.
Hillary Clinton, she said, "has such an assertive style, and I like her positions on many things."
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See Edwards' reply about Stanton.
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