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Conservatives Visit Ohio in National Tour to Remove Anti-Gay Language from GOP Platform

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Freedom To Marry Press Release– New York – 3/30/2015 – Today as part of its “Reform the Platform” campaign to remove anti-gay language from the 2016 GOP national platform, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is visiting Ohio to hold a series of meetings with state GOP officials and like-minded activists.

“Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is in Ohio because it is a critical state in the primary process, it will be home to the 2016 Republican convention, and it is the site of a landmark marriage case before the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Jerri Ann Henry, campaign manager of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. “It is the perfect place to show that eliminating anti-gay language in the GOP platform is consistent with conservative principles of individual liberty and freedom. It’s time our official party platform be true to these values, appeal to more voters, and reflect a greater diversity of views on marriage.”

“Reform the Platform” is a $1 million initiative to remove anti-gay language from the GOP platform before the 2016 Republican National Convention. Young Conservatives are touring early presidential states to discuss the campaign and encourage young Republicans who support reforming the platform to run for delegate and attend the Convention. They have previously visited New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, and South Carolina, and will also be holding meetings in Michigan.

Henry, along with two other conservatives, will be holding three days of meetings in Ohio from Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2 with Ohio Republican party leaders, RNC campaign veterans, college Republican groups, and more. GOP leaders have already expressed opposition to anti-gay, anti-marriage language in their platforms in Indiana, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, and California. A majority of Republican voters under 45 and young evangelicals also back marriage for gay couples.

Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is a project of the national organization Freedom to Marry.

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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.