Happy to have someone like him supporting the cause!
NFL Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has come out in support of same-sex marriage, providing some strong and powerful opinions on the topic.
He recently wrote an editorial, stating:
“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? 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.”
Bravo! Well said!
We don't really follow football, but we sure are rooting for the Ravens this season!!!
To commemorate his work, Brendon also attended an event last week sponsored by Equality Maryland, where David Tothm Equality Maryland's interim executive director, praised Ayanbadejo’s public stance on the issue: “While not all of us are pro-footballers, one can never underestimate the power of just one voice to change hearts and minds, whether it’s your own family or millions of adoring fans.”
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