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

Monday, May 27, 2013
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." [ 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 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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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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