Conservative Former Marine Craig Stowell Supports the Freedom to Marry
The Stowell family has always been close-knit, growing up in New Hampshire. Craig Stowell didn’t always understand the importance of same-sex marriage. But when his brother Calvin told him he was gay, Craig knew it didn’t change what he wanted for his brother – to live a full life and find someone he loved to commit to and build a life with in marriage.
Marriage is now legal in 11 states and Washington, D.C. and the movement to pass the freedom to marry is expanding to include more and more states at a rapid pace.
- 58% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples including 81% of voters under 30, and a majority of Republicans under 50.
- 64% of Evangelical Millenials believe marriage should be legal for same-sex couples.
A large and broad coalition of individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum filed amicus briefs in support of the plaintiffs in the two cases before the Supreme Court –including more than 300 leading businesses, 30 retired military leaders, 131 top Republicans, 214 sitting Members of Congress, and dozens of religious, labor, legal, and family health organizations.