Tracy Martin and Trayvon Martin
{Courtesy: BET.com)

Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin, has recorded a Fathers Day message that encouraging families who live in state with Stand Your Ground laws to protest the controversial Florida law.

This years Father’s Day represents the first that Martin will spend without his son, Trayvon, who was shot and killed while walking unarmed through a gated community in a quiet suburb of Orlando, Florida, earlier this year.

“I’m Tracy Martin,” he says in the beginning of the video message. “Becoming a father is a special gift; it’s a miracle of love and an everyday reminder that life can be beautiful.”

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