Resnick and most of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of Ohio were incensed at Republican efforts, led by Karl Rove, to use a political wedge issue to drive a huge turnout of Christian Right voters.
Ken Mehlman, Former RNC Chairman, On Supreme Court's DOMA, Prop 8 Hearings
Resnick was well aware of the buzz within the gay community about the possibility that Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman might be gay. The goal was to send a strong message to conservatives without jeopardizing moderate Republicans and independent voters, especially women in the suburbs, easily put off by any whiff of intolerance. In AugustMehlman revealed that he is gay. Had he been 10 years younger and not had health problems we might have had a Republican nominee for president inand that was Dick Cheney. The organization also conducts research and analysis in an effort to improve political conditions for LGBTQ issues.
Mehlman managed Bush's re-election campaignand was 62nd Chairman of the Republican National Committee from — He said he supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and other laws that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and will do what he can to help get those laws passed as well. Ken Mehlmanthe former chairman of the Republican National Committee and President Bush's campaign manager inhas disclosed he is gay. But Eric Resnick did. He said, "Letting two adults who love each other get married strengthens and promotes families.