I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the… » 1/02/14 12:52pm 1/02/14 12:52pm

Donté Stallworth Loves Gay Marriage, Argues With Twitter

Newly minted Redskins receiver Donté Stallworth has opinions on things! He was not a fan of the flu vaccine. But he is a huge fan of today's Supreme Court rulings that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and killed Prop 8 in California. He took to Twitter to celebrate, and more than held his own against opponents of … » 6/26/13 1:03pm 6/26/13 1:03pm

The Half-Naked French Open Flare Guys Were Protesting Gay Marriage

So you remember earlier when the shirtless men in opera masks and salmon pants stormed the court with lit flares in the French Open final? That whole scene felt kind of homoerotic, right? It wasn't just you; we felt it, too. Well, it turns out those guys were actually protesting gay marriage. » 6/09/13 1:20pm 6/09/13 1:20pm

Brendon Ayanbadejo Was Cut Because He's Old And Expensive, Not Because…

The Ravens released linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo yesterday afternoon, after five seasons in Baltimore. Ayanbadejo spent most of his tenure on special teams, and never once made the kind of news for his play that he did for his vocal support of a Maryland same-sex marriage ballot initiative. So maybe it's fitting that… » 4/05/13 9:18am 4/05/13 9:18am

Chris Kluwe And Brendon Ayanbadejo File A "Cockmonster"-Free…

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have been the most outspoken proponents of gay marriage in the NFL, if not in all of sports. This fall, they found themselves on the right side of gay-marriage referendums in their respective states, Minnesota and Maryland, whereupon both Kluwe and… » 2/28/13 2:35pm 2/28/13 2:35pm

Pro Bowler Wins Tournament, Kisses His Husband, And It's Totally Not A…

Scott Norton won the WSOB Chamelon Championship back in November, but it only aired on ESPN this weekend. Fast-forward to about the two-minute mark of the video above, and you'll see the aftermath. Norton, overcome with emotion after just his second PBA win, first shakes the hand of his opponent, than shares a brief… » 1/02/13 3:55pm 1/02/13 3:55pm

How NFL Players Found Their Voice On The Marriage-Equality Issue

When Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wrote his famous "lustful cockmonster" letter to a Maryland state delegate back in September, he wasn't just defending gay marriage: Kluwe was also sticking up for Brendon Ayanbadejo. » 11/09/12 1:50pm 11/09/12 1:50pm

Chris Kluwe's "Lustful Cockmonster" Open Letter Is Now A Radio Ad In…

When Minnesotans go to vote on November 6, there will be an amendment on the ballot that would change the state constitution to explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage. Chris Kluwe, who has been extremely outspoken against the amendment, has now cut, with the help of the group Minnesotans for Equality, a radio ad that… » 10/24/12 10:50pm 10/24/12 10:50pm

Chris Kluwe Received A Hate Cartoon For His Gay Marriage Stance

Chris Kluwe has been pretty busy these last few weeks. Not punting—the Vikings look pretty good!—but dealing with the fallout from his op-ed supporting gay marriage. Turns out there are lots of people who don't support gay marriage! Who knew? » 9/26/12 5:50pm 9/26/12 5:50pm

Roger Goodell Is Cool With NFL Players Supporting Gay Marriage

No, Roger Goodell didn't take sides in the gay-marriage debate. But he told Politico he's not going to stop NFL players like the Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo from doing so, either: » 9/12/12 2:45pm 9/12/12 2:45pm

Here's Chris Kluwe Explaining Why He Wrote Today's Response To An…

Earlier today, we published a letter from Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe to a Maryland legislator who tried to use his position of influence to silence Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. » 9/07/12 10:10pm 9/07/12 10:10pm

"They Won't Magically Turn You Into A Lustful Cockmonster": Chris Kluwe…

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Yahoo has published a letter that Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote last week to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to "inhibit such expressions from your… » 9/07/12 2:00pm 9/07/12 2:00pm

Manny Pacquiao Says Gay Marriage Would Be Like "The Days Of Sodom and…

Manny Pacquiao fights Timothy Bradley, Jr. next month, and because it's not Mayweather, no one really cares. But Pacquiao has found another, more novel way of making headlines: speaking out against same-sex marriage at a time when the country is talking about little but. (Even Nets owner Jay-Z has weighed in.) » 5/15/12 12:30pm 5/15/12 12:30pm

It Sure Looks Some ACC Football Players Got Married In New York City…

Yes, hundreds of same-sex couples lined up for the chance to get married in New York City last month. If this report from the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, NC is taken at tipster-provided face value*, Clemson University football center Dalton Freeman and defensive tackle Brandon Thompson were among them. » 8/03/11 10:45pm 8/03/11 10:45pm