Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry
July 11, 2012
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Last night, at the Capitol Hill Club, an initiative for a new conservative group was launched – Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. I can just hear the leftists cracking jokes about the event was probably held in a janitor’s closet. But know this, last night’s event was held in one of the largest rooms of the Capitol Hill Club to a packed house! For those of you who don’t know, the Capitol Hill Club is an annex of the Republican National Committee and is a mere half a block from the Cannon House Office Building.
This campaign will spotlight and increase awareness of conservatives around the country who are speaking out on why marriage matters to same-sex couples and their families, and why conservatives should be supportive.
In a coalition with Log Cabin Republicans, Freedom to Marry recognizes the importance of forging a bipartisan partnership, instead of labeling all Republicans and conservatives as anti-gay bigots. A message other large movement organizations would do well to heed.
In the coming days, you will likely see articles and blog posts from the Washington Blade, the Huffington Report among others. Those are the ones I saw last night who came up and asked me for quotes. But take a look at this piece by Julie Bolcer at The Advocate.
Freedom To Marry, the national advocacy group, launched the initiative, Young Conservatives for the Freedom To Marry, on Tuesday. The campaign intends to show the bipartisan nature of marriage equality by providing a platform for conservatives, Republicans and Libertarians under the age of 44 who believe the issue “fulfills basic conservative values of responsibility and community, as well as limited government and individual freedom,” according to a news release.