PHOTO: Young Conservatives team member Sarah Longwell marries wife in CA
July 17, 2013
This week, Sarah Longwell, a team member for Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, got married to Karin Bencala in a beautiful ceremony at the Sequoia Retreat Center in Ben Lomond, California.
Sarah Longwell is one of the original voices for Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, a coalition of young Republicans, libertarians, and conservatives who support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Sarah has been a strong voice for the effort to amplify the voices of these trailblazing conservatives who believe in the basic values of responsibility, community, limited government, family values, the Golden Rule, and individual freedom.
Last month, the freedom to marry for same-sex couples was restored in California following the Supreme Court of the United States dismissing the Hollingsworth v. Perry lawsuit and allowing the lower court ruling, which had already invalidated Proposition 8, to stand. Couples across the state - including Sarah and Karin - have been able to marry since June 28, 2013.