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Chris Kluwe

Kluwe talks allegations with Vikings investigators, identifies witnesses

Sunday, January 26, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has met with investigators hired by the team to independently assess allegations that that he was released from the team due to his support for same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Vikings to investigate allegations Kluwe was released over gay marriage support

Friday, January 3, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe's allegations that he was released from the team due to his support of gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Chris Kluwe: ‘I was an NFL player until I was fired by two cowards and a bigot’

Thursday, January 2, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says his special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings, an allegation the coach "vehemently denies." [ Read more → ]
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LGBT ally Chris Kluwe says he’s joining the Oakland Raiders

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Outspoken LGBT ally, marriage equality supporter, and former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he will be signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to a report by Fox Sports. [ Read more → ]
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Minn. governor wary of Vikings cutting outspoken LGBT ally Chris Kluwe

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton has joined the list of those wondering if the Minnesota Vikings cut veteran punter Chris Kluwe solely for performance purposes. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT ally, marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe cut by Minnesota Vikings

Monday, May 6, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken ally and supporter of same-sex marriage, said Monday he has been released by the team. [ 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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NFL’s Chris Kluwe to serve as Grand Marshall at Twin Cities Pride

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will be Grand Marshall for the 2013 Twin Cities Pride Parade this summer, organizers have announced. [ Read more → ]
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Marriage equality champion Chris Kluwe: ‘Everything a role model should be’

Monday, January 21, 2013
Now that his season is over, Chris Kluwe is making the rounds of the national media he so richly deserved last fall when he became a champion of equality. He already conquered Colbert, and now he dances out to Ellen, presenting her with a game-worn... [ Read more → ]
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Kluwe quits Pioneer Press blog in response to pro-marriage amendment editorial

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Minnesota Vikings punter and marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe announced Saturday he would no longer blog for the St. Paul Pioneer-Press after the newspaper published an editorial on a proposed marriage amendment that Kluwe called an "obfuscation and selected presentation of arguments." [ Read more → ]
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Chris Kluwe battles government agents in new marriage equality ad

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter and outspoken marriage equality advocate, argues against a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Minnesota in a satirical new radio ad for the group for Minnesotans for Equality. [ Read more → ]
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Marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe to debate an empty chair

Friday, October 19, 2012
Borrowing from Clint Eastwood's much maligned appearance at the Republican National Convention in August, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he will debate an empty chair on the issue of marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
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Chris Kluwe’s campaign for marriage equality: ‘This is an issue about freedom’

Monday, October 15, 2012
Minnesota Vikings' punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for marriage equality, appears in a new video for Minnesotans United for All Families, the official campaign working to defeat Minnesota's proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. [ 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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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wants to debate anti-gay lawmaker

Friday, September 28, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter whose profanity-laced letter to a Maryland lawmaker in defense of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo’s support of same-sex marriage, wants to debate a Minnesota state representative who has expressed anti-gay views. [ Read more → ]
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Lawmaker backs off demand that Ravens silence player’s support of gay marriage

Monday, September 10, 2012
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Maryland lawmaker who wrote to the owner of the Baltimore Ravens professional football team last month, asking that the team silence linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo over his support of same-sex marriage, has backed off from his opposition following a national outcry after the letter was made public last week. [ 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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