Gay rights opponents in Ohio are
targeting corporate sponsors of Cincinnati's annual Gay Pride Parade.
CCV Action, the political arm of
Citizens for Community Values (CCV), is calling on members to boycott
Huntington Bank, Macy's, Kroger, P&G, Fifth Third Bank, PNC Bank
and U.S. Bank for supporting the June 19th event.
In an email to supporters, CCV Action
referred to the parade as the “Homosexual Activists Sex Parade”
and encouraged members to “search and follow your own conscience as
to whether you will support businesses that support anti-family and
The Cincinnati-based CCV is headed by
Phil Burress. In 2004, the organization led the campaign to approve
Ohio's constitutional amendment which prevents the state from
recognizing any relationship other than a heterosexual marriage.
“As for CCV and the Burress family,
we will no longer do business with any of these sponsors,” the
Burress urged Rob Portman to reject his gay son.)