Three GOP members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation -- Jon Runyan, Leonard Lance and Frank LoBiondo -- join U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg and other top state Democrats in the latest “It Gets Better” video.
The three Republicans are among the highest-profile members of their party to participate so far in the national campaign against bullying LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered) youth.
“It's not every day that you see Republicans sticking up for gay rights, let alone three of them from one state,” says Cherry Hill progressive activist Jay Lassiter, among those posting about the video on Blue Jersey.
“Symbolically it's very important,” he adds. “I applaud the Jersey trio, especially Jon Runyan, whose time as an NFL star makes him a uniquely powerful messenger for LGBT inclusion.”