NFL gay marriage is a cause that two players have taken up the cause for. According to ESPN on Feb. 28, two NFL players wrote a brief in support of the rights of individuals to get married regardless of sex or gender.
The two players were Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and the brief was in response to the Supreme Court's deadline in the case of Holligsworth vs. Perry, challenging Proposition 8.
Dennis Holligsworth leads the group ProtectMarriage.com and Kristen Perry was the woman originally denied a marriage license for a same-sex marriage in 2009 and sued in California based on discrimination.
The two NFL gay marriage proponents worked together on their brief in which they argued that no person should be treated differently just because of who they are. They asked the court to help guarantee that people would no longer be demeaned as lesser beings through this discriminatory practice.
Ayanbadejo's mother is white and his father is black, and he sees a strong similarity in the laws that used to prohibit their marriage as well.
With this NFL gay marriage brief, the players hope to help sway some public opinion thanks to their status and influence as professional athletes.