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NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he’s ‘not with’ gay marriage

Monday, May 27, 2013
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MINNEAPOLIS — NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says “that’s not something I believe in.”

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Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio.

He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.

Peterson says he considers Kluwe a good friend. He says: “I have relatives who are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love ‘em. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But to each his own.”

Same-sex marriage will become legal in Minnesota on Aug. 1.

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