The parents of Andrew Wilfahrt, the Rosemount solider who was killed in Afghanistan on Feb. 27, will be on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC television program at 8 tonight discussing their son’s life and the weekend’s passage of the marriage amendment by the Minnesota Legislature over the weekend.
Jeff and Lori Wilfahrt have become advocates for gay rights issues since their son, who was gay, was killed in action. Both spoke against the proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution during legislative hearings in recent weeks.
Jeff Wilfahrt said he believes excerpts from the speech Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, gave Saturday night, as well as excerpts from comments of Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park, will be played during the program. Kriesel, who handed out photographs of Andrew Wilfahrt to all members of the Legislature, and Simon both spoke passionately against the amendment.