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Baltimore Ravens’ Torrey Smith: ‘Look at this queen’ remark not homophobic

Friday, January 3, 2014
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is catching heat for posting an alleged anti-gay slur on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Friday, but insists the remark was not homophobic. [ Read more → ]
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NFL draft leaves gay hopeful sidelined; ally Chris Kluwe ponders what’s next

Sunday, April 28, 2013
The National Football League on Saturday passed on its chance to draft the first openly gay athlete in professional football, while straight ally and gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe found himself pondering his future in the NFL. [ Read more → ]
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Report: Ayanbadejo hints that LGBT advocacy may be a factor in being cut by Ravens

Thursday, April 4, 2013
NEW YORK -- Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo hinted Thursday evening that his advocacy for marriage equality and LGBT rights may have been one of the reasons he was cut from the team. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT ally Brendon Ayanbadejo released from Baltimore Ravens

Thursday, April 4, 2013
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday released reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, an outspoken champion of LGBT rights and marriage equality, from his contract. [ Read more → ]
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Ethics panel criticizes Md. lawmaker for ‘official’ rant against Ravens’ linebacker

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An ethics panel has criticized a Maryland lawmaker for using his official letterhead to urge Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to restrain linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo from publicly supporting same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Ayanbadejo uses Super Bowl victory platform to champion marriage equality

Monday, February 4, 2013
The Respect for Marriage Coalition on Monday released this video featuring Super Bowl Champion and Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo speaking out for marriage equality as part of its new #Time4Marriage campaign. [ Read more → ]
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NFL’s Matt Birk: ‘Defending traditional marriage is in line with God’s will’

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Just two days after penning an op-ed in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in which he wrote that “same-sex unions may not affect my marriage specifically, but it will affect my children," Baltimore Ravens center (and former Minnesota Viking) Matt Birk reiterated his opposition to marriage equality in a video supporting Minnesota's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Baltimore Ravens’ Matt Birk: ‘Not all NFL players think redefining marriage is a good thing’

Monday, October 1, 2012
Matt Birk, the Baltimore Ravens center (and former Minnesota Viking), is the latest NFL player to enter the debate on marriage equality, and has penned an op-ed in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune opposing same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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NFL’s Chris Kluwe to anti-gay lawmaker: ‘Holy fucking shitballs. Did you seriously just say that?’

Friday, September 7, 2012
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe on Friday entered the controversy surrounding a Maryland lawmaker’s attempts to stifle Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo’s support for marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
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NFL player responds to lawmaker’s demand that he stops supporting marriage equality

Friday, September 7, 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo, a linebacker for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, on Friday responded to a Maryland lawmaker who demanded that he "cease and desist" his support for marriage equality, and expressed surprise that a politician would try to stifle his free speech. [ Read more → ]
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