Gay Issues

86-Year-Old WWII Vet Talks Sacrifice, Gay Marriage in Maine

| by DeepDiveAdmin

The next battleground state in the fight over same-sex marriage is undoubtedly Maine. The state is in the midst of its own "Prop 8"-type debate.

As part of the discussion, this video of an 86-year-old World War II veteran named Philip Spooner has surfaced. It shows him speaking out on gay marriage in April 2009. During his remarks, he talks about having four sons, one of them gay -- and the reasons he fought in such major battles as Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge.