Senator Ted Cruz's campaign on Monday announced endorsements from several conservative legislative leaders in Michigan, including state Rep. Gary Glenn, a vocal opponent of LGBT rights.

“I am thrilled to announce the addition of such outstanding conservative legislators to our Michigan leadership team,” Cruz said in announcing the addition of seven legislative leaders. “These courageous conservatives are coalescing behind our campaign because the people of Michigan are tired of career politicians in Washington and want someone who has a record of fighting for our values and the Constitution.”

As president of the Michigan chapter of the American Family Association (AFA), Glenn called for the criminalization of homosexuality.

“[W]e believe that states should be free to regulate and prohibit behavior that's a violation of community standards and a proven threat to public health and safety – including, as most of the United States did throughout its history, homosexual behavior,” Glenn said in 2010.

More recently, Glenn criticized school anti-bullying efforts in a film made by anti-LGBT rights activist Janet Porter.

“If some young person hears at school that it's okay to be gay and then comes down with a fatal disease as a result, school officials should be held legally liable; individually and in their official capacities, financially and maybe even criminal,” Glenn said.