Parents got the win that counts

  • Article by: LORI STURDEVANT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 10, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Tuesday's vote was a "pride point" for a quiet family called to fight the gay marriage amendment.

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kd5757Nov. 10, 12 5:25 PM

Your son would be proud and your work on his behalf of our GLBT citizens honors his memory and sacrifice. If all children had such loving parents, this world would be a much better place. Thank you for serving good so openly.

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BABloomNov. 10, 12 5:51 PM

The whole state of Minnesota owes the Wilfahrt family a huge debt. Not only did they lose their wonderful son, but they shared him with all of us for the greater good. THANK YOU!

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swiperNov. 10, 12 7:26 PM

Thank you and, Jeff, i hope you run again. We need legislators with your moral compass

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pumiceNov. 10, 12 7:32 PM

What a powerful article! Jeff Wilfahrt's observation that "The politics of this nation right now boil down to the left using the pronoun 'we' and the right using the pronoun 'me'" is as clear an analysis of the difference between our two major political ideologies as I've seen or heard. Thank you, Jeff and Lori. Your actions have shown the truth of Gandhi's words, "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."

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RandiReitanNov. 10, 12 8:26 PM

Our family is so grateful for the work Lori and Jeff did to defeat this terrible amendment. Their story was the one that touched people's hearts so deeply. I am not sure we would have defeated the amendment without them.

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urservantNov. 10, 1210:28 PM

As a combat veteran, I salute the sacrifice that he and his parents made. But why they twisted this into a political issue is a sad.

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ebfauvelNov. 10, 1211:01 PM

"[Gays and lesbians] are my fellow citizens. I would want them to stand on my behalf."

Should you ever need it, we will, and proudly.

Thank you for all you have done!

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LakeliverNov. 10, 1211:11 PM

God bless you and your son. How can a truth such as yours and the son you should be proud and still fighting for be "twisted into a political issue"? Should you have kept quiet about your son, who he was, and what he gave to our country? I think not. Sorry, urservant, yours is the very partisan and twisted voice in this case. I still honor you tremendously for your service, but I think you know better than your commentary. Your comment is hardly a salute but a backhanded slap.

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fatherofsonsNov. 11, 1212:46 AM

We can see where your son found his strength to serve, and serve openly and authentically. Thank you for his contributions and his life for his country and his beliefs. And, thank you for your incredibly valuable and affirming work for his rights, and for all of us, to be respected as citizens regardless of who we love.

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swmnguyNov. 11, 12 5:52 AM

"urservant": What do you think politics is?

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