Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate James Gray teamed up with gay-marriage advocates today to endorse a ballot initiative that would define marriage in Ohio’s Constitution as “a union of two consenting adults.”
About 15 supporters of "marriage equality" and the Libertarian Party attended a news conference outside the Lucas County courthouse, where Mr. Gray praised the proposed amendment, which supporters plan to put on the 2013 general election ballot -- provided they can gather the necessary signatures.
“It’s a question of liberty and commitment,” said Mr. Gray.
The vice presidential candidate also took the opportunity to criticize President Obama's handling of the issue.
“President Obama came out in support of gay marriage, but then he calls it a state issue. What does that mean? It means he doesn’t have to do anything about it,” he said. “It’s shallow.”
Ian James, the co-founder of FreedomOhio, the organization proposing the amendment, also spoke to thank the Libertarian Party for their support. “We’ve found a wonderful working relationship with the Libertarian Party,” he said. “It’s a match made in heaven.”