Greg Schultz, who served as state director of Obama for America in Ohio, has joined the executive committee of the group working to repeal Ohio's 2004 voter-approved constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

According to The Plain Dealer, the group FreedomOhio announced the pickup on Monday.

“Greg Schultz brings extensive statewide organizing skills and contacts to our movement, and his strategic vision and campaign experience will be invaluable in our efforts to end marriage discrimination in Ohio,” Ben Deutschle, chairman of FreedomOhio's executive committee, said in a press release.

“Every adult should be permitted to marry the one he or she loves,” Schultz added. “I look forward to collaborating with LGBT, Civil Rights, faith and business leaders to ensure we pass this vital Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment.”

“I have developed a pretty large statewide network of people interested in his issue,” Schultz told the paper.

The effort to repeal the ban began last year. FreedomOhio must collect roughly 385,000 valid signatures by July to qualify for this November's ballot.

In recent comments with Cleveland's Gay People's Chronicle, the group said that it expects to meet the July deadline.

(Related: NFL player Simon Fraser backs effort to repeal Ohio's gay marriage ban.)