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LGBTQ Community Plans "Big Gay Dance Party" for Pence's Columbus Visit

photo of the Columbus Renaissance
JO INGLES
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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU
Pence is scheduled to promote a new federal tax reform plan.

Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Columbus Friday to tout the new federal tax reform plan, but there will be attention on something else outside the venue.

Advocates for the LGBTQ community plan to hold a protest outside the Columbus Renaissance. It’s being billed as the “Big Gay Dance Party” and it’s meant to draw attention to Pence’s stand on issues affecting that community. 

Advocates for the Affordable Health Care Act are also planning to be outside the hotel. They’ll be talking about how they feel the program’s existence, including coverage of pre-existing conditions, is threatened under the current Republican leadership at the state and national levels.