In the Life Media tracks Republican Party’s shifting views on marriage
Oct 01, 2012 at 12:30 pm
I think it's important as a conservative that we are not about limiting freedom and not about limiting rights. If we're put into the conservative bucket, it doesn't mean that we're anti-gay rights.
Obviously, the party over the past few years hasn't lived up to what its original purpose was - the Republican party was a party founded on the basis of equality. Historically, there are trends and waves that take place, and we're in one right now. But I don't think that anything's going to happen to push back the advancements being made. People will look back ten years from now and say, 'What was the big fuss about?' I think most people understand in this country that we'll never have true equality unless you have people on both sides of the aisle who are willing to stand up when an issue comes up and say, 'We should treat everyone equally. We should treat everyone fairly underthe law.'
Watch the special below, learn more about why marriage matters for Republican voters, and check out our Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry page HERE.