Despite his objections to gay marriage, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino appears to be surrounded by people who are pro-gay.

The latest to speak out is his wife of 40 years, Cathy, who suggested she's in favor of gay marriage in an interview with the New York Times.

“I have gay friends, and they're some of the most generous, loving people you ever want to meet,” she said. “If they want to live together and be together and share a life, that's their business.”

The Tea Party favorite was lambasted for telling a group of Othodox Jewish leaders that his opposition to gay marriage stems from not wanting children “brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality” is acceptable and hammered his Democratic rival, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, for taking his children to a gay pride parade, which Paladino called “disgusting” and described as “extreme people in bikini type outfits grinding at each other and doing these gyrations.”

A key adviser to the Paladino campaign, Roger Stone, told that he's a libertarian Republican and supports marriage equality after racy photos of Stone at June's New York gay pride parade surfaced on the Internet.

And Paladino's nephew, Jeff Hannon, is gay and reportedly said he was “offended” by his uncle's remarks.