Gay Veteran’s Parents Join Fight Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment

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"Gay Veteran’s Parents Join Fight Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment"

Jeff and Lori Wilfhart lost their gay son, Army CPL Andrew Wilfahrt, to the Afghanistan War last year, but have been fighting for LGBT equality in his name ever since. Yesterday, they launched Veterans United to help oppose Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Jeff called upon fellow veterans to join them, reminding them that they once defended the Constitution “with arms,” but “this fall you can do it with an ink pen.” Wilfhart is also running as a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for state representative. WCCO has video from the family’s press conference.

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