Richard Cordray (D)

Grade A

In a questionnaire from PRIZM, an Ohio LGBTQ magazine, Mr. Cordray indicated that he (1) supports legislation adding sexual orientation and gender identity or expression to Ohio’s nondiscrimination laws, (2) would like to see transgender Ohioans be allowed to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates, (3) supports a ban on so-called conversion “therapy” on minors, and (4) has advocated for LGBTQ equality throughout his career as a lawyer. In 2016, as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mr. Cordray harmonized LGBTQ equality with the implementation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act in a way which allowed the agency to act upon banning credit discrimination against LGBTQ individuals. He is endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign.