Ohio Democratic gubernatorial hopeful
Ed FitzGerald on Saturday will attend a Cincinnati fundraiser for the
Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate.
Chris Seelbach, Cincinnati's first
openly gay councilman, and David Pepper, Democratic candidate for
attorney general, will join FitzGerald at a news conference on the
steps of Cincinnati City Hall scheduled to take place at 3:30PM.
According to the Cleveland
Plain Dealer, the trio, along with other local officials,
“will voice their united, continued support for marriage equality”
at the press conference.
Republican Governor John Kasich, who is
running for a second term, is opposed to allowing gay couples to
Three lawsuits and a ballot initiative
seek to topple Ohio's decade-old voter-approved constitutional
amendment which prohibits the state from recognizing any union other
than a heterosexual marriage.
challenges Ohio's gay marriage ban.)