Young Conservatives Denounce RNC Passage of Anti-Gay Resolution


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Angela Dallara
Communications Associate, Freedom to Marry

New York – The Republican National Committee voted to approve a resolution against marriage for gay and lesbian couples today, in the wake of a letter from Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, released yesterday, calling on the party to dismiss the measure and move toward inclusion.

Tyler Deaton, campaign manager of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, said: “The passage of this resolution shows a party stuck in the past, not aligned with the majority of Americans and not aligned with the next generation of the conservative movement. We will continue to push our leaders to move toward a stance on marriage that includes all loving and committed couples, which is completely in line with the conservative tenets of freedom, personal responsibility, and family.“

Liddy Huntsman, a leader of the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, said: “As someone with high hopes for the GOP, I’m personally disappointed with this display of exclusion, especially at a moment when everyone – including party officials – acknowledge that we need a new direction. We should be focused on a better future for all Americans, no matter who they love.”

Ten members of the group’s leadership committee signed the letter to the RNC yesterday: S.E. CuppMatt DavidTyler DeatonMargaret HooverAbby HuntsmanSarah LongwellEd LopezLiz MairMeghan McCain, and Marco Nunez.


Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is 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.