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Parents Of Gay U.S. Soldier Fight For Marriage Equality

The Wilfahrts lost their brave gay son Andrew in the war in Afghanistan. On behalf of their openly gay son who gave his life in the war in Afghanistan they are fighting for marriage equality.

The Daily Mail reports:

The parents of Corporal Andrew Charles Wilfahrt hope their brave son didn’t die in vain.

The 31-year-old soldier from Minnesota died serving his country in Afghanistan on February 27, 2011, as the first openly gay serviceman to perish since President Obama signed the order that repealed the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ rule.

Previously, members of the U.S. military could be kicked out based on their sexual orientation.

Mr Wilfahrt’s parents are now asking Minnesota voters to honour their hero son’s memory by rejecting a proposed state Constitutional amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, reports CNN.

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