Meghan McCain, Margaret Hoover and Abby
Huntsman are among the Republicans featured in a new video campaign
for gay marriage.
According to a press release from the
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, the campaign targets
“right-of-center political thought leaders in the Washington, D.C.
“I believe in equal opportunity. I'm
a conservative because I believe in individual freedom and I believe
that [marriage equality] is totally consistent with being
conservative,” Hoover, a political commentator and author, says in
one of the 30-second spots.
“I think right now you're seeing so
many people, Republicans and Democrats, coming out for marriage
equality. And I think just in statistics alone, it's obvious that
the tide is turning,” says McCain, daughter of Arizona Senator John
McCain. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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“I've been a lifelong Republican
because I believe the Republican Party has always stood for equal
rights for all Americans,” says Huntsman, daughter of former Utah
governor Jon Huntsman. “I think that it's a generational issue.
And I think that over time you're going to see more and more
Republicans support the freedom to marry. And I'm happy and I'm
proud to be part of that movement.”