Young Conservatives Host Reception for Marriage During Republican Convention
Communications Associate, Freedom to Marry
Mobile, AL – As Republicans gather for the 2013 Young Republican National Convention taking place in Mobile, Alabama later this week, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry will host a reception on Friday, July 12 to raise awareness and spark dialogue about the conservative case for same-sex couples’ freedom to marry. The event will take place at Fathoms Lounge inside the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, which is the site of the Young Republican National Convention.
“Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is thrilled to bring our message to the heart of Dixie and to share it with young Republicans who will be among the leaders of the Party for years to come,” said Tyler Deaton, campaign manager of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. “The timing could not be more perfect after the Supreme Court announced landmark decisions striking down Proposition 8 in California and the central part of the Defense of Marriage Act just weeks ago. The nation is talking about marriage, and as the Republican Party seeks to grow stronger and win more votes, its leaders need to engage in the conversation. Marriage means family and freedom—conservative values that we can and must support.”
When: Friday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CST
Where: Fathoms Street Side Lounge at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Note: The event is open to attendees of the Young Republican National Convention, non-attendees who identify as conservatives, and press. Drinks and appetizers will be served.
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry launched in July 2012 and has expanded to include 65 young conservatives, Republicans, and right-of-center leaders and activists across the country.
A recent ABC poll shows that 52% of Republicans and GOP-leaning Independents under 50 years old support the freedom to marry. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) became the latest Republican elected official to publicly support the freedom to marry. She joins fellow Republican Senators Rob Portman of Ohio and Mark Kirk of Illinois, as well as hundreds of Republican state officials across the country who have voted in favor of marriage.
Several hundred Young Republicans are expected to attend the Young Republican National Convention, which will take place from Wednesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 13.
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.