A Pro Football Player Speaks out for Gay Marriage

A Baltimore Raven, Pro Bowler Brendan Ayanbadejo, is speaking at events supportive of gay marriage. That sure busts up a stereotype.

Not all pro athletes are as nutty as Curt Schilling. Here we’ve got NFL Pro-bowler Brendon Ayanbadejo stumping for same sex marriage. And he makes a damned good argument. From Washington Blade:

Ayanbadejo attended an event sponsored by Equality Maryland last week to celebrate the relocation of its headquarters from Silver Spring to Baltimore. The appearance came after he opined in the Huffington Post that “we will look back in 10, 20, 30 years and be amazed that gays and lesbians did not have the same rights as everyone else.”

“If Britney Spears can party it up in Vegas with one of her boys and go get married on a whim and annul her marriage the next day, why can’t a loving same-sex couple tie the knot?” he wrote in the piece.

“How could our society grant more rights to a heterosexual one-night-stand wedding in Vegas than a gay couple that has been together for three, five, 10 years of true love? The divorce rate in America is currently 50 percent. I am willing to bet that same-sex marriages have a higher success rate than heterosexual marriages.”

I’m an Eagles fan, but I’m now a Brendon Ayanbadejo fan, too. It can’t be easy advocating gay marriage in the macho world of pro football. Then again, I’m not sure anyone has investigated what these guys feel on the issue. Maybe such an investigation would surprise us.

Read the original article in All Spin Zone

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