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Broadening Support For “Athletes’ Brief” On Marriage Equality

NFL stars and LGBT allies Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo announced the addition of numerous supporters for their “Athletes’ Brief” with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The Athletes' Brief was filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. The brief expresses the importance of equal rights and the role that athletes play in affecting public behavior by the way they treat others, especially their effect on young people. Some of the supporters include:

Robbie Rogers

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Soccer Player, formerly with U. of Maryland, U.S. men’s national soccer team, professionally with Columbus Crew (2008 MLS Cup winner) and Leeds United

Seimone Augustus

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WNBA guard/forward, Minnesota Lynx

Two-time Olympic gold medalist

Three-time All-America with LSU

2011 WNBA Champion (Finals MVP) and three-time All-Star