Thursday, May 18, 2006

Gay rights group trying new ways to get message heard

A gay rights group is employing a new tactic in the effort to lobby lawmakers and advocate for candidates, stating that the easy passage of a same-sex marriage ban in 2004 showed gay people had to improve how they promote their opinions. The group, called Equality Ohio, has spent time lobbying individual state lawmakers in their offices, a practice common to organizations trying to influence legislation but until now, an option gay rights groups had used scarcely. Members of Equality Ohio believe the organization is necessary to fight discrimination. In November, Equality Ohio will endorse candidates for all statewide offices and in some legislative races.

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