NFL gay marriage has become a hot topic of interest among football fans and the public at large this weekend, as Yahoo! News reported this Saturday, March 2, that two NFL players and actor-director Clint Eastwood — along with a slew of other known conservatives — recently signed on to support gay marriage. These celebrity figures signed a petition to oppose the Calif. gay marriage ban, while the two football players similarly are against the ban in a separate Supreme Court brief.
This NFL gay marriage news comes on the same morning that President Barack Obama is set to file his own described “friend of the court” brief that is intended to urge the Supreme Court to do away with Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage throughout the state of Calif.
The court is reportedly set to hear the briefs and cases on March 26, while the Supreme Court will also hear arguments about an associated case, the Defense of Marriage Act, the following day this 2013.
The NFL gay marriage ban made headlines after two NFL players recently made their opposition to Prop. 8 known, while over 100 well-known figures with a connection to the conservative or Republican Party have also signed briefs for the upcoming case.
Clint Eastwood is the latest actor-director to sign his name on the petition line, while the American Foundation for Equal Rights also announced this week that over 80 conservatives had followed suit with Mr. Clint Eastwood, and more signatures were on the way. Other names on the supporting gay marriage brief include Gary Johnson, William Weld, Meg Whitman, and Mary Bono Mack.