Ken explains how marriage equality is no thread to social and religious conservatives.
Ken Mehlman is a businessman, attorney, and political figure who held several national posts in the Republican Party and Bush administration. He managed Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and subsequently chaired the RNC from 2005 to 2007. After that, Mehlman worked for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, then became the Global Head of Public Affairs at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, a multinational private equity firm. In 2010, Mehlman came out as gay, making him one of the most prominent openly gay figures in the Republican Party. Since coming out, he has been a major advocate for the recognition of same-sex marriage. He also serves on the board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.