A group of young conservatives on Wednesday launched a campaign to convince the Republican Party to drop its opposition to gay marriage from the party platform.

The group Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry said it would spend $1 million between now and the 2016 GOP convention on the campaign, titled Reform the Platform.

“It's time to modernize the Republican Party,” Tyler Deaton, the group's campaign manager, said in an emailed statement. “Our aim is to make the national platform less divisive toward gay people and their families – and more focused on unifying all conservatives around our core beliefs of freedom, family and limited government. The future of the Party is clear on the marriage issue – a seismic shift is already underway in support of the freedom to marry.”

According to a Pew poll, 61 percent of Republicans under the age of 30 support marriage equality.

The group proposes replacing platform passages in support of marriage as being between a man and a woman with statements calling marriage a “fundamental personal freedom.”

“We recognize that there are diverse and sincerely held views on civil marriage within the Party,” the proposed language states. “[W]e commit our party to respect for all families and fairness and freedom for all Americans.”

The platform is affirmed every four years at the party's national convention.

(Related: Nevada Republican Party drops opposition to gay marriage.)