From Magic City Morning Star|
The death of Fred Wilson played an unexpected role in the debate over same sex marriage in Maine, after Davidson appeared with his partner "Buck" at the hearing on same sex marriage in Augusta on April 22nd. During the testimony, Davidson claimed that he and Buck were "already married in the eyes of God." Four days earlier, Davidson allegedly shot and killed Wilson after a night of drug and alcohol -fueled debauchery. Video of Davidson's testimony was used to promote the same sex marriage law, until it was revealed that Davidson was an alleged killer - at which point the video was quickly taken off the Internet.
The former director of the Christian Civic League, Mike Heath, commented later on his blog that Davidson's testimony on behalf of same sex marriage was incomprehensible in view of the crime Davidson had just committed.
Curiously, Fred Wilson's home in South Portland was less than a third of a mile from the home of Senator Larry Bliss, a former gay activist who chaired the hearing at the Augusta Civic Center. It is not known if Bliss knew of the shooting by the time of the hearing, but Augusta police were aware that Davidson was present at the Civic Center.
Davidson's trial is scheduled to begin January 8th in Superior Court in Portland.
By the Staff of The Christian Civic League of Maine
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