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
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has previously endorsed gay marriage.