Op-Ed: Conservatives Support for Marriage Equality Growing
March 19, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Today Meghan McCain and Margaret Hoover paired up to pen an op-ed for USA Today, calling on conservatives to support marriage equality.
In the article, McCain and Hoover outline the inevitable demise of anti-LGBT organizations and leadership, as country continues to shift support toward marriage equality.
"Marriage is marriage, whether a person is straight or gay.
Marriage also promotes outcomes that we as conservatives should support: stable homes, with committed couples who take care of themselves without government intrusion. We know the benefits to society from healthy marriages, and we celebrate them. Our fellow Republicans should be strengthening this great institution – not stifling it with roadblocks."
Indeed marriage equality is largely becoming a bipartisan momentum across the country.
A record number of Americans – 58 percent – support marriage equality. Just last week Ohio Republican Rob Portman reversed his own position to now support marriage equality legislation. And over 100 Republicans filed an amicus brief calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California’s Proposition 8.
Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on both the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8.
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