Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has called Minnesota's proposed gay marriage ban anti-American.

In an ad for Minnesotans for Equality, a group working to defeat the amendment, Kluwe describes the measure as anti-American and anti-freedom.

“Hi, this is punter Chris Kluwe. Join me and the majority of Minnesota sports fans by saying no to the marriage discrimination amendment this November.”

“Excluding gay couples from marriage is a meaningless and reckless restriction of individual freedom and basic human rights. This amendment is an extreme change to our constitution, making it impossible to change for decades to come.”

“To deny an entire group of people the ability to be legal couples is anti-American and anti-freedom. As a devoted husband and father of two, I can’t imagine the state of Minnesota not recognizing my love for my wife Isabel. We would welcome and respect the equal rights for gays to experience the same joy and privileges of marriage that we do.”

“Please don’t limit the freedom to marry for anyone. This November, vote no to the marriage discrimination amendment. It’s the right thing to do.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Kluwe has previously endorsed gay marriage.