Saturday, September 08, 2012

Baltimore Ravens Player Supports Marriage Equality

There's a brouhaha brewing over the appearance of Baltimore Ravens football player Brendan Ayanbadejo in a video supporting marriage equality in Maryland. Delegate Emmett Burns wrote a letter to Ayanbadejo's boss where he tried to get the football player sanctioned for stating his view about marriage equality, which Burns opposes.
I find it inconceivable that one of your players, Mr. Brendon Ayanbadejo would publicly endorse Same-Sex marriage, specifically as a Raven Football player. Many of my constituents and your football supporters are appalled and aghast that a member of the Ravens Football Team would step into this controversial divide and try to sway public opinion one way or the other. I am requesting that you take the necessary action, as a National Football League Owner, to inhibit such expressions from your employees and that he be ordered to cease and desist such injurious actions. I know of no other NFL player who has done what Mr. Ayanbadejo is doing.
So far there has been not much of a public response from Ayanbadejo beyond some brief comments expressing "surprise" at the letter from Burns but the Ravens plan to issue a response backing their player.

It should be interesting to see how this story develops.

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