Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has offered to debate Minnesota State Rep. Mary Franson on gay marriage.

Kluwe has become an outspoken supporter of marriage equality and an ardent opponent of a proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution defining marriage as a heterosexual union.

Kluwe, who is raising two children with his wife Isabel, has recorded several ads for Minnesotans for Equality, a group working to defeat the marriage ban. In one, he describes the measure as anti-American and anti-freedom.

He also came to the aid of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, whose gay marriage advocacy had come under attack from Maryland Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr.

Recently, Franson, a Republican, labeled Kluwe an opponent of traditional values.

“It's hilariously ironic that Rep. Mary Franson claims I'm undermining 'traditional values,'” Kluwe tweeted to his more than 113,500 followers. “How's the right to vote treatin' ya, Mary?”

He also offered to debate any lawmaker on the issue: “If any MN politician would like to logically debate the same-sex marriage issue (ala The Federalist Papers), please feel free to contact me.”