We are the future of American conservatism, and we support the freedom to marry. If this surprises you, it shouldn’t. It isn’t a counterintuitive stance, and it isn’t uncommon. According to recent polling, we represent nearly half of young conservatives, and that number is only moving in one direction: in support. We are made up of Republicans, libertarians, and other conservatives from across the country who believe that all Americans should be able to marry the person they love. We believe that now is the time to tear down the wall of assumptions surrounding the conservative position on marriage for gay men and lesbians.