Thursday, October 22, 2009

WWII Vet On Equality For Gays: "What Do You Think I Fought For In Omaha Beach?"

At a public meeting on Maine's Marriage Equality Bill on April 22, Philip Spooner, an 86-year-old World War II veteran, Republican and VFW chaplain, provided moving testimony on why his gay son should have equal rights:

Philip Spooner: "A woman at my polling place asked me, 'Do you believe in equality for gay and lesbian people?' I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her, 'What do you think I fought for in Omaha Beach?' I haven't seen much, so much blood and guts, so much suffering, much sacrifice. For what? For freedom and equality. These are the values that give America a great nation, one worth dying for."

On November 1, voting NO on Question 1 will uphold Maine's Marriage Equality Bill. To find out more, visit Protect Maine Equality.

1 comment:

fleud said...

The old soldiers get it.