Washington, D.C. — Moments ago, Ohio Governor John Kasich suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

In response, Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo issued the following statement:

Governor Kasich’s presidential pursuit in 2016 may be over, but he remains a man of integrity who leaves a legacy of changing the rhetoric around equality and marriage in Republican presidential politics. From his unabashed admission to attending a same-sex wedding in the first Republican presidential debate to the enduring brash compassion he continually exhibited to the LGBT community on the campaign trail, Governor Kasich deserves credit for setting a GOP tone on LGBT issues that allowed him to endure long after 15 of his competitors did not.