At a rally in Youngstown over the weekend, the US Democratic representative promised to support the push for marriage equality in the state. Vindy.com reports:
“The promotion of fairness, equality and justice is a hallmark of who we are as Ohioans and Americans,” Ryan said in remarks prepared for the approximately 100 people attending the rally. “These entrenched values go far in ensuring a just and peaceful society that does the right thing for its people. If we are going to transform this nation, we need to welcome all of its sons and daughters with open arms,” he added.
Activists are working to repeal Ohio’s ban on marriage equality. The latest polling shows Ohio voters support marriage equality 48 to 44%.