Half Of Young Conservatives Support Marriage Equality | A marriage equality campaign called Freedom to Marry has launched an initiative targeting young conservatives, aiming to highlight new polling that concludes half of self-identifying Republicans between the ages of 18 to 44 support same-sex marriage. According to Marc Solomon, the political director of the new group, the watershed efforts were inspired by young conservatives who expressed their opposition to the long-held Republican views on marriage equality during a salon on marriage equality. “The one thing we found in the Republican salon is there were a lot of young people who came, and they pretty much all supported the freedom to marry. They felt there wasn’t really a place for them — an organized place for them to be both conservative and support gay and lesbian couples’ freedom to marry. So this was an outgrowth of that,” Solomon explained.