A new group called Andrew’s Round Table, which is named for Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt, a gay soldier who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in February, has launched to educate Minnesotans about equal rights for same-sex couples.
“A small group of us had met a few times regarding the [Minnesota] marriage amendment once it was pushed onto the ballot,” Sallie VanHouten, a member of the group, told The Independent. “We all had loved ones past and present who were LGBT. My precious sister had died last November at the age of 52 very tragically and, with the pain of that still tugging at my heart, the amendment was even harder to bear.”
She said all the group members “desperately” want the 2012 vote on the marriage amendment to fail.
“We wondered what a small group of straight people could do to honor our loved ones and make the future a little brighter for those young ones who feel hopeless or marginalized by this amendment,” she said.
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