Friday, 12 December 2014 22:37

The Young Conservatives For The Freedom To Marry Roam The United States To Change The Platform Of The Republican Party

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In South Carolina, a group of young conservatives tries to convince the Republican party to remove from its platform five key passages against the equal marriage before the party convention in 2016.

This group is composed of gay and straight evangelicals, a Mormon, Catholics and others. It was created in 2012 "to make the case you could be conservative and support the freedom to marry," as said Tyler Deaton, the group's campaign manager.

The Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry believe that in the current platform, the language "goes counter to the core values of the party."

Before arriving in South Carolina, they are first passed through New Hampshire, Iowa and Nevada and don't intend to stop there.

"People are uniformly proud of what we're doing. It shows there's actually a broad base in the party," said Rek LeCounte, a conservative writer and communications strategist who grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home, as reported in the Post and Courier.

However, it seems that this Republican support requested anonymity as explained Jerri Ann Henry, who works in public affairs and political outreach in Washington, D.C., it is rather "Shh. I agree with you."

A recent survey had shown that 61% of young Republicans are in favor of equal marriage.

In 2012, the DC Republican Committee became the first to include marriage equality in its platform.