People Are Awesome: NFL Star Bucks Homophobia, Calls for Equality in Maryland People Are Awesome: NFL Star Bucks Homophobia, Calls for Equality in Maryland
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People Are Awesome: NFL Star Bucks Homophobia, Calls for Equality in Maryland

by Cord Jefferson

March 10, 2011

Nigerian NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo is currently a star linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. He's also rabidly dedicated to equality for all. As Maryland legislators prepare to debate the adoption of same-sex marriage in their state, Ayanbadejo has partnered with Equality Maryland to release a statement in support of gay marriage rights.

"[A]n important issue in our state is whether or not to allow gay and lesbian couples who love each other to marry," Ayanbadejo says in the video below. "Gay and lesbian couples want to marry for similar reasons as we all do: love and commitment. It’s time to allow them the opportunity to build a family through marriage. It’s a matter of fairness."

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People Are Awesome: NFL Star Bucks Homophobia, Calls for Equality in Maryland