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How Two NFL Players Became 'Honorary Gays' And Joined The Fight For Same-Sex Marriage

• Business Insider
 

That hasn't stopped two straight players from becoming gay rights activists and even asking the nation's highest court to reject California's ban on same-sex marriage.

Last week the players filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to reject Proposition 8, a voter-approved ban on gay marriage in California.

The case has drawn a long and varied list of gay marriage supporters, from prominent Republicans to the libertarian Cato Institute to the Obama administration.

However, the amicus brief filed on behalf of Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe and the Baltimore Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo has enormous symbolic importance — especially given how much influence pro sports players have on Americans.




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