Young Conservatives make the case for marriage in South Carolina

Editor's note: This post was written by Marco Nunez, who is on the Leadership Committee for Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry.

Last week I was honored with the opportunity of introducing fellow members of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry to my adopted home state of South Carolina - just days after same-sex couples could finally get married in the Palmetto State.

The visit, the fourth and final in a series of visits to early presidential primary states, is part of the organization’s ongoing “Reform the Platform” campaign to remove stridently anti-gay language from the party platform (Click here to learn more about Reform the Platform and make sure to take the pledge declaring your support for marriage equality for all). 

Starting in Greenville, SC then moving on to Columbia and Charleston, the group met with party activists and leaders to discuss the organization’s $1 million effort to replace the National Republican Party’s current anti-gay language with more neutral language affirming values and principles all Republicans can agree on. 

With recent polls showing a majority (54%) of South Carolina residents in support of either civil unions or marriage for same-sex couples, much of the discussions were centered on November’s court ruling striking down the state’s ban on marriage between same-sex couples. Throughout the state, YCTFM member’s encountered passionate supporters, excited by the opportunity to continue advancing this important discussion within the party."