Ryan Daly, the co-chair of the College Republicans at St. Paul’s Macalester College just penned an editorial in support of the pending marriage equality bill in the state. From The Mac Weekly:
We believe in the right of free association. Many Minnesotans exercise it and demonstrate their love for one another through marriage. If we hold this as a right, we must acknowledge that our legal system, as it stands today, denies this right to many thousands of Minnesota couples. I urge other Republicans to stand up and recognize this point in time as a reflection of the struggle to end institutionalized racial discrimination in the 1960s. That time, Republicans stood up to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, overcoming resistance from Southern Democrats. It is time for my fellow Republicans to avoid embarrassment and join the awakening that America has undergone these past two decades, and join me in supporting marriage equality in Minnesota.
Every day, we lose more old opponents and gain more young supporters.