Cudahy Ald. Justin Moralez, who’s running as a Republican in an attempt to unseat incumbent State Rep. Chris Sinicki here in the 20th Assembly district, recently received the endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives and their allies.
Here’s their endorsement.
Moralez is a proud and vocal advocate for the rights of the LGBT community. His bold support for civil rights for all citizens he will represent will bring the fresh Republican leadership Madison needs. Justin Moralez is the right choice for Wisconsin and the 20th Assembly District. Log Cabin Republicans of Wisconsin President Devin R. Gatton said this about Moralez:
“Justin has impressed Log Cabin Republicans with every meeting. His support of the LGBT community is unquestionable and we know he will continue that support in the future. We look forward to the day we can call him Rep. Moralez, and further the rights and freedoms of all Wisconsinites.”
While it’s nice to see a Republican who isn’t an out-and-out bigot when it comes to marriage equality, I can’t help but think the endorsement of Justin Moralez by the Log Cabin Republicans will do more harm than good in a Republican primary, given the desire for conservative ideological purity that seems to be so pervasive in Republican primary races.