Brent Randall, a Republican candidate for Goshen, Indiana City Council, has been outed as gay.

The Goshen News reported that Randall, 53, has confirmed that he has a profile on the gay dating site Adam4Adam.

Randall has campaigned against a proposal to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the city's civil rights ordinance. He said that such an amendment is not needed because the LGBT community is protected under existing laws.

He told The News that his views on the issue have not changed.

“I still believe in my heart of hearts that our gay and lesbian communities are protected currently under the law,” Randall said.

Mary Cripe, a fellow Republican who is campaigning for mayor, said of the outing: “We are deeply saddened to see someone's private personal life be exposed, by no choice of his own, for what can only appear to be political motivations. … Brent Randall has done so much for the Goshen community and we will rally together to support him now and after the election.”

Randall's political rival, Democrat Adam Scharf, called the revelation a non-issue as it relates to the campaign.