Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe
has said reaction to his gay marriage advocacy has been mostly
Kluwe last year came out against an
unsuccessful attempt to define marriage as a heterosexual union in
the Minnesota Constitution.
In an interview with Sports
Mustard blog, Kluwe was asked how he became involved in the
“I was asked on Twitter by a group to
help out with the Minnesota marriage amendment and I said yeah, that
seems like the right thing to do,” Kluwe answered. “I was going
to do a couple radio ads and then a dinner thing, and then Delegate
[Emmett C.] Burns wrote his letter to the Ravens and I wrote my
Kluwe goes after lawmaker attacking Brendon Ayanbadejo over gay
Kluwe added that he had not received
much backlash over his advocacy on the issue.
“Not really. Just kind of a couple
of Twitter or Internet messages, like, 'Hey, shut up your mouth fag.'
Stuff like that. But that's the Internet. It happens. The amount
of support has been far more overwhelming than the negative
messages,” Kluwe said.
Kluwe, Brendon Ayanbadejo file brief in support of gay marriage.)