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 marry.

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.

(Related: Couple challenges Ohio's gay marriage ban.)