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Majority Athletes in ESPN Survey Support Marriage Equality

ESPN, Athletes support marriage equalityThis month’s issue of ESPN The Magazine features an anonymous survey of 62 professional athletes' opinions on the presidential election and social issues, including marriage equality.
According to survey, the majority of athletes surveyed support marriage equality, particularly those in the National Football League and the National Hockey League.
Athletes who step forward to publically support marriage equality sending a powerful message about the importance of marriage equality for millions for families across the country.
Cleveland Browns’ Scott Fujita and Baltimore Ravens’ Brendon Ayanbadejo are just two of a cadre of supportive athletes to publically support marriage equality.   
“I’ve been married for twelve years and I know that it is unfair to keep other loving and committed couples from getting married and protecting their families,” said Fujita in his video for HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.
Learn more about HRC’s campaign to support loving, committed same-sex couples at

To find out where athletes from Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball League and National Hockey League fell on other social issues check out the EPSN article here.

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