Ex-Bears Special Teams Ace Brendon Ayanbadejo Says Yes to Gay Marriage

Ex-Bears Special Teams Ace Brendon Ayanbadejo Says Yes to Gay Marriage

Current Baltimore Ravens linebacker and former Bears' special teams star Brendon Ayanbadejo posted a video in support of same-sex marriage in Maryland. Scroll down to watch video:

The Maryland House of Delegates has a vote coming up on Friday which will determine if  same-sex couples can marry. And Ayanbadejo, who has written about this subject before, is in favor.

This is newsworthy in the sense that pro athletes normally do not even discuss issues relating to gay or lesbians, especially in the world of pro football.

Look, right or wrong, it simply doesn't fit the macho image of tough, rugged football players. 

Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with his stance on the issue, you have to admire Ayanbadejo's courage for speaking out.  

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  • Suuports gay marriage but apparently not traditional marriage, with a child out of wedlock.

  • In reply to gwill:

    *Supports*

  • In reply to gwill:

    gwill, I didn't know that. Very interesting. Thanks for reading.

  • In reply to BobWarja:

    His wiki page states he has a 4 year old, but no mention of marriage. Not judging him, it is interesting though if that's indeed the case with his strong support for gay marriage.

  • In reply to BobWarja:

    Well, I'll be honest. I know this sounds terrible, but my first thought was 'maybe he's gay'? So then it occurred to me that not only is it unusual for a pro athlete, in any major sport, to come out in support of something like this, but what if he was gay and came out of the closet while he was playing? That would be unheard of. I'm sure it would turn some people completely off, and others would applaud his courage. Personally, I don't care, I watch these guys as athletes, as entertainers and by and large their personal lives don't matter that much to me.

  • In reply to gwill:

    How is a marriage between people that don't want to be together better for the kid than two separate happier, heathier environments? Let me guess, Republican and Chrisitan right? Thought you guys weren't supposed to judge?

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    *healthier

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Z, I think we both said we weren't judging him. I think a child needs a stable family environment with two parents ideally, but if all they do is fight, that can't be healthy for the child. I'm not against divorce at all, sometimes it's the best thing for everyone. And yes I'm Christian.

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