The Face of Gay Marriage?
Maine television station WGME-TV led its local news broadcast last night with a video clip of 87-year old Philip Spooner, a lifelong Republican and World War II veteran, making the case for gay marriage in Maine.
The video has gone viral with nearly 500,000 views as of this morning. It's clearly the message of a man standing up for the principles he fought for -- and not the quality of the clip -- that has made it so popular.
Here's the video clip via Nick Seaver:
YouTube - Philip Spooner - www.EqualityMaine.org
The Face of Gay Marriage? -- Political Wire
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"Do you believe in equality for gay and lesbian people .... I was surprised to be asked that. Finally I said to her: What do you think I voted for at Omaha Beach?"
This clip blew me away.