Former marine, Tim Smith, is one of the many who have risked their life to defend this country’s freedom. However, in spite of his heroism, he was discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. Having served in the marines, Tim Smith is no stranger to fighting. Rather than just roll over in the face of his discharge, he chose to become the face for a Memphis area billboard:
Unfortunately, this particular billboard was attacked by vandals on Friday night. All that remains visible are the faded faces of past messages:
This act wasn’t the only bit of vandalism that occurred this weekend. The Equality Texas offices were attacked as well. Vandals left the office contents, but shattered the facade:
In spite of the efforts of vandals, our message remains. We are still standing and we must continue the fight for civil equality until we can proudly change our message to a victory cry: “Mission Accomplished.” We too shall overcome.
Equality Texas is seeking contributions to help pay for the damage to the center. While insured, the coverage is for contents only and a lease exclusion makes the organization responsible for damage to glass. If you can help, please donate to Equality Texas.