Ohio Senate hopeful Josh Mandel wants gays in Ohio to know he’ll be looking out for them if he gets sent to Washington. Except the 35-year-old Republican treasurer opposes the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and stands against the principle of marriage equality.
But besides that, y’know, he’s totally there for us.
In a debate with Democratic opponent Sherrod Brown, Mandel said:
On the military side, I disagree with [the repeal of DADT]. As far as the decision here in state of Ohio, I’m a supporter of marriage between one man and one woman. I believe in traditional marriage.
At the same time, I want you to know I will do everything I can to represent every single person in the state of Ohio—all eleven-and-a-half-million people. I don’t care if you are a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian or a vegetarian… I will be blind to race, religion or any kind of orientation here in the state of Ohio and when I go to Washington.
Yes, blind— as in he won’t see us.
Source: Think Progress