News release from Freedom to Marry:
New York – With the Republican National Committee beginning its spring meeting today, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry released a letter denouncing a draft resolution on excluding same-sex couples from marriage. The letter urges party leaders to dismiss the resolution and move toward inclusion of gay and lesbian Americans.
The full letter can be viewed here. A key portion reads:
“As young conservatives, we call on the members of the Republican National Committee to dismiss this resolution out of hand and save the Party from further marginalization. Instead, we should look to the leadership of elected leaders like Senators Portman and Kirk and Representatives Ros-Lehtinen and Hanna who are already leading the way to a stronger and more consistent conservative movement.”
A variety of Young Conservatives leadership committee members are signers on the letter:
- S.E. Cupp
- Matt David
- Tyler Deaton
- Margaret Hoover
- Abby Huntsman
- Sarah Longwell
- Ed Lopez
- Liz Mair
- Meghan McCain
- Marco Nunez
The letter points to the growing support for the freedom to marry, with a recent ABC poll finding that 52% of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents under the age of 50 in support. It asks the party to follow the recommendation of its "Growth and Opportunity Project" report, issued last month, and move forward with positions more inclusive of gay Americans.