Last night, John posted the video of Phillip Spooner, an 87-year old WWII vet who testified at the hearing in support of the marriage equality bill. He’s the father of a gay son and wants his son to have full equality.
That video has had over
322,000 410,000 views on YouTube. And, the great news is that the response to the video is pushing this story into the Maine traditional media. According to a local Portland t.v. station, Mr. Spooner has become the “Face of Same Sex Marriage Campaign”:
87-year-old Philip Spooner supports same sex marriage. The World War II veteran spoke in favor of same sex marriage at public hearing at the Augusta Civic Center last spring. The video of his speech is now an internet sensation – it has received thousands of hits from people all across the world. Spooner says he is a life-long Republican who believes gay and lesbians should have equal rights.
Love the guy.
Stand for Marriage, of course, disagrees with Mr. Spooner.