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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:

Brendon Ayanbadejo

Baltimore Ravens linebacker, 2013 Super Bowl Champion.
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker, 2013 Super Bowl Champion.

Chris Kluwe

NFL punter with the Minnesota Vikings.
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NFL punter with the Minnesota Vikings.

Scott Fujita

NFL Linebacker, most recently with New Orleans Saints2009 Super Bowl Champion with Saints
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NFL Linebacker, most recently with New Orleans Saints

2009 Super Bowl Champion with Saints

Robbie Rogers

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
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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

Cheryl Reeve

WNBA Head Coach, Minnesota LynxWNBA Champion & Coach of the Year 2011All-conference point guard, LaSalle
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WNBA Head Coach, Minnesota Lynx

WNBA Champion & Coach of the Year 2011

All-conference point guard, LaSalle

Hunter Hillenmeyer

Former NFL linebacker with Chicago Bears
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Former NFL linebacker with Chicago Bears

Hudson Taylor

Division I Three-Time All-American wrestlerColumbia University coach
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Division I Three-Time All-American wrestler

Columbia University coach

Rashad Evans

Michigan State wrestlerFormer UFC light heavyweight champion
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Michigan State wrestler

Former UFC light heavyweight champion

Sean Avery

Former NHL Left Wing with Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers.
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Former NHL Left Wing with Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers.

Adam Podlesh

NFL punter, Chicago Bears
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NFL punter, Chicago Bears

April Ross

Professional beach volleyball playerNational Freshman of the Year and All-American at USC2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, Beach Volleyball
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Professional beach volleyball player

National Freshman of the Year and All-American at USC

2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, Beach Volleyball

Jennifer Kessy

Professional beach volleyball playerAll-American at USC2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, Beach Volleyball
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Professional beach volleyball player

All-American at USC

2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, Beach Volleyball

Alex Mack

NFL Center, Cleveland BrownsWinner of Draddy Trophy, the “academic Heisman”
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NFL Center, Cleveland Browns

Winner of Draddy Trophy, the “academic Heisman”

Rebekkah Brunson

WNBA Forward, Minnesota Lynx2011 WNBA All-StarFounder, 32 Foundation, sponsoring academic and athletic opportunities for youth in the DC area
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WNBA Forward, Minnesota Lynx

2011 WNBA All-Star

Founder, 32 Foundation, sponsoring academic and athletic opportunities for youth in the DC area

Chris Gocong

NFL linebacker, Cleveland Browns
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NFL linebacker, Cleveland Browns

Seimone Augustus

WNBA guard/forward, Minnesota LynxTwo-time Olympic gold medalistThree-time All-America with LSU2011 WNBA Champion (Finals MVP) and three-time All-Star
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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

Connor Barwin

NFL linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles, formerly with Houston Texans.
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NFL linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles, formerly with Houston Texans.

Pokey Chatman

WNBA Head Coach, Chicago Sky
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WNBA Head Coach, Chicago Sky

Kawika Mitchell

Former NFL linebacker, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, and New Orleans Saints2007 Super Bowl Champion with Giants
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Former NFL linebacker, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, and New Orleans Saints

2007 Super Bowl Champion with Giants

D'Qwell Jackson

NFL Linebacker, Cleveland BrownsElected team captain
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NFL Linebacker, Cleveland Browns

Elected team captain

Michelle Marciniak

Former point guard and National Champion (and MVP) with Tennessee Vols, and Seattle Storm of the WNBAFormer Asst. Coach – Univ. of S. Carolina
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Former point guard and National Champion (and MVP) with Tennessee Vols, and Seattle Storm of the WNBA

Former Asst. Coach – Univ. of S. Carolina

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