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.
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
“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
“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.
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