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    The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    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

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrEbJBFWIPk&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - Philip Spooner - www.EqualityMaine.org[/ame]


    "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.
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    Re: The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    I meant to say, Maine passed a marriage equality law, there is a referendum question on the ballot in November seeking to repeal the law. So far, it's not clear whether the repeal will pass or not, but leaning towards no (slightly), I think. It depends on turnout, it being an off year, without even a gubernatorial election, they're not sure who will turn out to vote.

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    Re: The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    YouTube - Philip Spooner - Vote No on 1 | Protect Maine Equality


    "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.
    "what do you think i voted for at omaha beach"............i really like that.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    If I could thank the OP more than once I would

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    Re: The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    YouTube - Philip Spooner - www.EqualityMaine.org


    "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.
    Marriage is not about equality as gay-marriage is not a civil rights issue. It never was. Also, his military service has absolutely nothing to do with gay-marriage in any way. Shame on pro-gm for using this vet as a tool.
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    Re: The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Marriage is not about equality, and his military service has absolutely nothing to do with gay-marriage in any way. Shame on pro-gm for using this vet as a tool.
    yes, gay marriage is about equality.

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    Re: The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Marriage is not about equality as gay-marriage is not a civil rights issue. It never was. Also, his military service has absolutely nothing to do with gay-marriage in any way. Shame on pro-gm for using this vet as a tool.
    Bull****, bull****, and bull****


    You keep trying to spin gay marriage in any way you can, but the truth is, it is a civil rights issue, as he put it, every adult should be able to marry the adult of their choice. Your intense fear of gay's being able to marry is amusing, but it's hardly going to stop things from changing, and you are either going to have to get over it, or live in fear.
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    Re: The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    No, gay marriage is about changing the definition of marriage. It wasn't always that way, but for some decades now, at least until a few courts/legislatures started dickering with them, the marriage laws in every state were 100% equal for everybody. Every American, gay, straight, of whatever race, religion, culture, ethnicity, age, etc. was subject to exactly the same rules and regulation as every other American in every state in the union. THAT is what equality looks like. And, until some courts and some governments started dickering with it, the definition of marriage in every culture in every place on Earth for many millenia now has been a recognized legal union between a man and a woman.

    If gays pushing to change the marriage laws were interested only in equality, then they would have gotten squarely behind those of us who have been pushing for a new institution called civil union or whatever that would provide protections and benefits to ALL Americans, gay, straight, etc. who for whatever reason cannot or do not wish to marry under existing laws. And that also would be what equality would look like.
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    Re: The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Marriage is not about equality as gay-marriage is not a civil rights issue. It never was. Also, his military service has absolutely nothing to do with gay-marriage in any way. Shame on pro-gm for using this vet as a tool.
    Why are u always so bitter?

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    Re: The Face of Gay Marriage? Video clip from Maine newscast

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    the definition of marriage in every culture in every place on Earth for many millenia now has been a recognized legal union between a man and a woman.
    That is a totally false statement. Totally false.

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