East Lansing Democratic State Rep. Sam Singh and his Republican opponent are both being lambasted by anonymously distributed fliers for failing to respond to Public Advocate’s “Family Values Survey.”
Public Advocate of the United States is an extreme anti-gay group, listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as such, and it’s based in Virginia. The group is run by Eugene Delgado, who once breathlessly proclaimed in a fundraising email to have witnessed homosexual activists loading trucks with propaganda.
Singh issued the following statement on the fliers to Between The Lines via Facebook Tuesday morning:
“Whoever circulated this flyer is clearly out of touch with the majority of Michigan citizens and certainly the majority of my constituents. East Lansing was the first city in America to add LGBT protections to our anti-discrimination ordinance 40 years ago. The circulators also helped to underscore why we need to expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Discrimination against members of the LGBT communities undoubtedly still exists. I’m proud of my support for LGBT rights and Marriage Equality, I’ve never hid from that and never will.”