Anti-gay activists targets gay candidate in Michigan

Posted on 30 Jan 2008 at 6:04pm
By Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. — An activist who opposes gay marriage and same-sex benefits for public employees is trying to raise sexual orientation as an issue in a state House race.

Gary Glenn sent an e-mail Oct. 24 to supporters and the media noting that openly gay Democrat Garnet Lewis has been endorsed by Michigan Equality, Triangle Pride and other gay rights groups. Glenn says her political agenda is not representative of voters in the 98th district representing parts of Saginaw and Midland counties.

Lewis is running against Republican Jim Stamas. She says her sexual orientation is no secret and that the campaign should be focused on topics such as the economy and education.

Glenn is chairman of the Campaign for Michigan Families political action committee.

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