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NFL Stars Starting to Align for Marriage Equality

NFL Stars Starting to Align for Marriage Equality :: EDGE Boston:
"The roughest and the toughest, the meanest and manliest: NFL players have begun to speak up in favor of granting gay and lesbian families equal marriage rights.

Brendon Ayanbadejo, linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens, authored an article favoring marriage equality that appeared at the Huffington Post last April 23.

Wrote Ayanbadejo, 'First and foremost, church and state are supposed to be completely separated when it comes to the rule of law in the United States. So the religious argument that God meant for only man and woman to be together has no bearing here!

'America is not Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Mormon, Catholic, or any other religion that is out there. And the pantheon of gods can attest that there are hundreds of them. We are a secular capitalistic democracy. That’s it.'"

This is a fantastic piece--if we need allies ANYWHERE to help the American public see us as equals, its in PROFESSIONAL SPORTS!

Now allies to get equal laws--that's POLITICIANS AND PASTORS!

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