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An old soldier speaks

2009-10-22 17:15:18.58577+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

YouTube tear-jerker video of the day, testimony for Maine's marriage equality:

The woman at my polling place asked me "do you believe in equality for gay and lesbian people?" I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her, "What do you think I fought for on Omaha Beach?"

Via Mefi.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-22 18:49:30.113817+00 by: meuon [edit history]

America has changed. My dad is of the generation and beliefs that while he personally does not agree with many things going on in society, he is proud to have fought for those freedoms. Hanging out with him and the VFW/Legion crowd every once in a while, I sense that they are willing to fight for it (and feel the need to) again. Good link. I sent it to my dad.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-23 15:22:22.338256+00 by: JT

I had to post this link to my FB page. Fantastic video. I've really noticed that there's a change in the older crowd toward rights of marriage lately. It seems the strongest opposition to equal rights is between the 30's to 40's groups now, which really contradicts the appearance of youth driving the morals and folkways of society. Of course, I don't remember seeing a lot of old people on walkers protesting the civil rights movements of the 50's and 60's.