The presidential campaign of Ted Cruz on Tuesday promoted 30 endorsements from Ohio, including those of three anti-gay activists.

“I am thrilled to announce such outstanding endorsements from Ohio leaders,” Cruz said. “These are some of Ohio's top conservative leaders and they add to our incredible list of courageous conservatives from all across the Buckeye state.”

Linda Harvey of Mission America, Phil Burress of Citizens for Community Values and Molly Smith of Cleveland Right to Life endorsed Cruz in a joint press release issued earlier this year.

The release directs supporters to the website of Keep the Promise, a pro-Cruz Super PAC headed by David Barton.

Burress and his group are largely responsible for passage of Ohio's constitutional amendment which defines marriage as a heterosexual union. The Supreme Court in June struck down such bans as unconstitutional.

Harvey is a vocal opponent of LGBT rights.

Late last year, Harvey told listeners of her radio program that endorsing LGBT protections is “the least compassionate, the meanest and most hateful thing you can do,” because it will lead to more people thinking it is okay to be LGBT.