Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry
Reform The Platform
Young Conservatives are working to reform the GOP platform in two steps
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1

Remove the anti-gay language currently found in five different sections of the national Republican Party platform.

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Add a new statement on marriage and family that unifies the Republican Party around core values of strong families, limited government, tolerance, and personal freedom.

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for the Freedom to Marry

I add my name to those working to unite the supermajority of conservatives who believe in freedom and fairness to remove anti-gay language from the GOP national platform.

SUPPORT FOR THE FREEDOM TO MARRY IS GROWING
AMONG YOUNG CONSERVATIVES
61%
of conservatives
under 30 support
the freedom to marry
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40%
of all Republicans support
the freedom to marry
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56%
of Republicans believe that the freedom to marry is
a constitutional right
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CONSERVATIVE LEADERS ARE SPEAKING OUT
FOR THE FREEDOM TO MARRY
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“I believe in equal opportunity. I’m a conservative because I believe in individual freedom and I believe that [marriage equality] is totally consistent with being conservative.”
– Margaret Hoover
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“Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone, and you want to marry them - marry them…Live and let live. It is very simple.”
– Alan Simpson, Former Senator (R-WY)
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“…I believe it is fully appropriate for a state to recognize both traditional marriage as well as same-sex marriage…”
– Representative David Jolly (R-FL)
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“I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times and in bad, the government shouldn’t deny them the opportunity to get married.”
– Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
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“Why should the federal government be telling adults who love one another that they cannot get married, simply because they happen to be gay?”
– Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
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“Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage…Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back — government has no place in the middle.”
– Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)
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“I think freedom means freedom for everyone…I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish.”
– Dick Cheney, Former Vice President of the United States
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“Life is too short to have the force of government stand in the way of two adults whose pursuit of happiness includes marriage.”
– Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)
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“Marriage equality is an issue that is evolving in people’s minds and hearts. As with many controversial issues, the passage of time makes us more comfortable with change.”
– Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-FL)
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Learn more about Young Conservatives
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.
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