Sunday, July 03, 2011
Parents of openly gay soldier who gave his life in combat oppose MN anti-gay-marriage amendment (Don Lemon, CNN)
Don Lemon reported on CNN the story of US Army CPL Andrew Wilfahrt, 31, the first openly gay soldier to die in combat (in Afghanistan) since the “conditional” repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell”. Andrew was 31. He was from Rosemount, MN. Wilfahrt served openly without any repercussions. He was killed while on foot patrol in late February 2011 from an I.E.D. (story).
His parents are opposing the proposed state constitutional amendment in Minnesota limiting marriage to one man and one woman.
Don Lemon interviewed them Saturday night, as well as a MN legislator trying to implement the amendment, who claims that “the people” will never have a say without a referendum.
There is a tribute on Youtube by Courage Campaign (press link)