Wife: NYC mayoral hopeful Quinn has gotten threats

Wife: NYC mayoral hopeful Quinn has gotten threats

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn's wife says she has worried about Quinn's safety because she's gotten threats directed at her for being a lesbian.

Kim Catullo spoke to news outlets in interviews published Monday. The product liability lawyer is preparing to take a more visible role in Quinn's quest to become New York's first female and first gay mayor.

Quinn is currently the City Council speaker.

Catullo tells the Daily News Quinn "has gotten threats about being gay" but doesn't specify their nature. Catullo tells The New York Times she was concerned about her wife's safety and tried to dissuade her from running.

But Catullo says Quinn's barrier-breaking candidacy marks an "incredible moment" for the city.

Catullo and Quinn met in 2001 and married last year.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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