Mr. Brown said the "extremists are being aided by powerful corporate, entertainment and sports figures who are threatening the state with economic punishment if they don't cave in to political correctness and worship at the alter of the LGBT extremists."
But backing traditional marriage is also a major issue for rivals Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Mr. Brown said.