A Younger Conservative's Case Against Gay Marriage

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Opponents of Proposition 8, California's anti-gay marriage bill, hold signs outside of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on February 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
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In some ways, it seems apparent the tide has shifted when it comes to national opinion on the right of gay couples to marry — especially where younger voters are concerned. According to a New York Times/CBS poll from February, 45 percent of Republicans between 18- and 44-years-old now believe same-sex couples should be able to marry.

Still, some of gay marriage's most vocal opponents come from the youngest ranks of conservatives. Joseph Backholm, executive director of Family Policy Institute, explains why he hopes the Supreme Court upholds the Defense of Marriage Act.