Young Conservatives Applaud MN State Senator Branden Petersen’s Leadership

2/20/2013

Petersen set to co-sponsor legislation to grant same-sex couples the freedom to marry

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St. Paul – Minnesota State Senator Branden Petersen (R – Andover) is preparing to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation in that state that would ensure that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry, reports the Star Tribune today. Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry released the following statement in response to this news:

“We are thrilled that Senator Petersen is supporting legislation to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Minnesota, and hope to see more Republicans in that state follow his lead,” said Tyler Deaton of the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry Leadership Committee. “In Minnesota and across the country, Republicans are coming to the conclusion that marriage is a basic freedom that should not be denied to some simply because of who they are. Allowing same-sex couples the freedom to marry is in the best interest of children, families and communities, and is ultimately the right thing to do.” 

Added Madeline Koch, another member of the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry Leadership Committee and a Minnesota resident: “Freedom means freedom for everyone, and it is wonderful to see Senator Petersen recognize that. As a young conservative, I believe, like the majority of Minnesotans, that marriage is about the love, commitment and responsibility that two people share – and that it is a fundamental freedom that should not be denied. In 2013, we have the tremendous opportunity to ensure that our state law reflects this shared belief. I strongly encourage my fellow Republicans to support this common-sense legislation. The time is now.” 

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Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry s a campaign to highlight and build support for the freedom to marry among young conservatives across America. They represent the rapidly growing numbers of young conservatives across the country that agree all Americans should be able to share in the freedom to marry.