Major Stephen Snyder-Hill and his partner Joshua Snyder-Hill have joined an effort to repeal Ohio's gay marriage ban.

Snyder-Hill is the gay Army service member who contributed a YouTube video question to last year's Fox News/Google GOP presidential debate.

“Do you intend to circumvent the progress that has been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?” Hill asked Rick Santorum, referring to repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the military policy that banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

Snyder-Hill's video question was booed by the audience, who were clearly delighted when Santorum said DADT repeal was a “tragic social experiment” and that he would work to reinstate the policy, if elected president.

On Friday, FreedomOhio announced that Snyder-Hill and his partner, both from Columbus, will serve as co-chairmen of FreedomOhio's campaign wing, the Freedom to Marry Ohio steering committee.

“I love my country and I believe this nation is becoming more loving, more tolerant and more accepting,” he said. “More and more people are coming to understand this is a basic civil-rights issue and a human-rights issue.”

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. The group said that it expects to meet the July deadline.

(Related: Obama state campaign director joins Ohio effort to repeal gay marriage ban.)