Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt Died Just After Obama Signed DADT’s Repeal

Today CNN reports on Corporal Andrew Wilfahrt, a person believed to be the first gay U.S. soldier to die in battle since President Obama signed the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” He died from a bomb detonation in Afghanistan in February 27, 2011. Now his parents fight on his behalf for marriage equality in Minnesota.

It reminds us of Minnesota state Republican Representative John Kriesel, an Iraq veteran who lost both of his legs in war and came back to the mainland to vote for equal rights on behalf of all Americans—now that’s what we call a real freedom fighter!

Via Towleroad

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