Stonewall Democrats Endorse Stinziano

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio have endorsed state Rep. Michael Stinziano in his bid for re-election.

"I'm proud that the Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio have recognized me as the best candidate to advance equal rights for all”," Stinziano said. "My top priority at the Statehouse is to continue to bring much needed jobs to Columbus.

"The issues of equality are issues that impact everyone in our community and I will continue to work hard on those issues," Stinziano said.

“Frankly, your continued advocacy of the LGBT community made your selection extremely easy,” Marc Gofstein, vice president of political strategy for the organization, wrote in an email message announcing the endorsement.

“We definitely appreciate everything you’ve done to champion LGBT issues,” Gofstein wrote.

Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat, has sponsored legislation which would have expanded many of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission Law’s existing prohibitions against unlawful discriminatory practices to apply to “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

Stinziano, the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, has also been a leader at the Statehouse in fighting intimidation and school bullying.

According to its Web site, Stonewall Columbus serves the Central Ohio LGBT community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community throughout discovery, affirmation and celebration.

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