I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post this morning about the chase to win Indiana Senator Bayh's place on the ballot in the upcoming election. Hoosier Representative Brad Ellsworth is the top contender currently, but Ellsworth has an incredibly bad voting record on LGBT issues.
Ellsworth's social conservatism might serve him well in a portion of the state chock full of Appalachian white evangelical Christians and Joe the Plumber types, but it hasn't earned him many friends in the LGBT community. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT political organization, ranks Ellsworth as one of the ten worst Democratic Congress members when it comes to LGBT issues; he scored a meager 30 out of 100 possible points.
The State Central Committee needs to stand up for full equality. The Democratic Party is a family, and you don't promote family members like Ellsworth - with his appalling record on LGBT issues - to the driver's seat.
Because 30% is a failing grade on any report card.
National Stonewall Democrats have launched an action to send e-mails to the Indiana Democratic Party urging them to pick a pro-LGBT candidate. Send your e-mail quickly, news reports say Ellsworth will announce his intentions tomorrow.