Sonoma Residents Call For Boycott of Several Anti-LGBT Businesses

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A group of Sonoma residents is calling for a boycott of several businesses to protest the anti-LGBT and other conservative opinions of their new owners. The Facebook-based group is protesting the social media postings made over several years by Ken and Stacy Mattson of Piedmont and their real estate partner, Tim Lefever, a two-time Republican congressional candidate in Sacramento. The Mattsons and Lefever have recently spent about 80-million-dollars buying all or part of more than two-dozen Sonoma-area businesses. Employees of Ramekins Culinary School and the General’s Daughter restaurant flew the rainbow flag this week to show the generally-liberal community they don’t share their new owner’s opposition to gay marriage.