One of two gay businessmen who hosted an event with GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is apologizing to the LGBT community for his “poor judgment.”

Ian Reisner, a hotelier whose properties have been subject to boycott calls since news of the meeting broke, wrote on Facebook that he made “a terrible mistake” by agreeing to host Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to gay marriage.

“I’ve spent the past 24 hours reviewing videos of Cruz’ statements on gay marriage and I am shocked and angry,” he wrote. “I sincerely apologize for hurting the gay community and so many of our friends, family, allies, customers and employees.”

I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake….

Posted by Ian Reisner on Sunday, April 26, 2015

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