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posted Friday, October 23, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 43

Philip Spooner VIDEO: WWII Veteran Makes Case For Gay Marriage
The Huffington Post
Gazelle Emami

Philip Spooner is a lifetime Republican, World War II veteran and, to everyone's surprise, a gay marriage supporter. The 86-year-old gave a heartfelt speech in support of gay marriage to Maine's Judiciary Committee back in April, and the video has just now become an internet hit.

Spooner's voice wavers often as he weaves his own life story into the speech, using his experience as a soldier as his main defense for gay marriage. He lists his accomplishments in the war, among them serving in Patton's Third Army and carrying POWs back home, making it clear that he's a true American -- and according to Spooner, there's nothing more American than fighting for equality.

Read more/video at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/21/philip-spooner-video-wwii_n_329446.html


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