The Georgia Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Christopher J. Deraney as the First Deep South Openly Gay Republican for State Legislature

April 7, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

JONESBORO, GA - In an announcement yesterday, "the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans are delighted and proud to endorse Christopher J. Deraney for Georgia State Representative for District 78. As the Deep South's first openly gay Republican to run for state legislature, Mr. Deraney recognizes that liberty is a right that every individual should enjoy, including our gay and lesbian citizens," said Jamie Ensley, President of the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans.

Christopher J. Deraney,is proving why he is not your typical Georgia Republican running for office, in his campaign kick-off event last October, Deraney told an enthusiastic crowd of supporters from all political stripes, "I believe that our lives begin at conception and our equality does not stop at skin color. Your gender, your age, your origin, your sexual orientation, should never be the reason you are denied basic liberties and rights."

Deraney, a native of Fayetteville, Georgia, is a former opera singer who, after a near-fatal car accident in 2011 impaired his ability to sing at the professional level, decided to recommit himself to public service. Deraney is a staunch supporter of conservative economic principles, and will use the voice God gave him to protect all citizens and defend our Constitutional rights. In closing his kick-off speech, Mr. Deraney stated that, "The time has come for us to step back from the precipice of division and for me to stand up for us on the prominence of solidarity. I am honored to believe that my country is the bulwark of nations and the ultimate bastion of freedom. For all that we stand for, we are a beacon of hope to the rest of the world."

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