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Gay Marriage Ban is ‘Anti-Freedom’ Says Minnesota Vikings Star

Gay Marriage Ban is ‘Anti-Freedom’ Says Minnesota Vikings Star


Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has said he believes a proposed constitutional amendment to enshrine Minnesota’s existing ban on marriage equality is “anti-American” and “anti-freedom.”

Kluwe’s comments were made as part of a video he recorded for Minnesotans for Equality. The group is working to defeat the amendment that will go before voters at the November ballot.

In the video Kluwe says, “Excluding gay couples from marriage is a meaningless and reckless restriction of individual freedom and basic human rights. This amendment is an extreme change to our constitution, making it impossible to change for decades to come.”

Kluwe, who is married with two young daughters, goes on to say, “To deny an entire group of people the ability to be legal couples is anti-American and anti-freedom. As a devoted husband and father of two, I can’t imagine the state of Minnesota not recognizing my love for my wife Isabel. We would welcome and respect the equal rights for gays to experience the same joy and privileges of marriage that we do.”

The Vikings player concludes by saying, “Please don’t limit the freedom to marry for anyone. So this November, vote no to the marriage discrimination amendment. It’s the right thing to do.”

Watch the video below:


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7:53PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

way to go Chris!

3:13PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

Well- OFCOURSE gay marrieged should b allowed every where, no doubt about it...
For ME perzonal it feels so weird that this is an issue, hope you ppl understand how I mean..
Love is beautiful, and wyh should anyone care if anyone else is gay or not, or want to get married, etc etc etc...

1:45AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

Excellent thank you for supporting our rights

3:25PM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

Well said! :D

11:56AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

THANK YOU!!!!! Amen

10:33PM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

So grateful when sports figures who are so often role models come out in support of LGBTQ rights. Thanks to him for doing so!

7:41AM PDT on Jul 15, 2012


“and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves andour Posterity…” To make sure we all stay free, in our
generation and those to come for all time!1% interpretation

no, just securing everything forourselves, no one else matters but us,
“do ordain and establish this Constitution for theUnited States of America.” –
all that stuff I just wrote
is why we‟re gonna set some common sensical laws
that will be applied to everyone!1% interpretation

we can wipe our asses with thiscause no one reads it anyway, and we have all themoney so as long as we keep the hamsters on the wheel who cares?

Excerpted from:

7:40AM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form
a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domesticTranquility, provide for the common defence, promotethe general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain andestablish this Constitution for the United States of

“We the People of the United States” –
the vastmajority of us who live in this country.1% interpretation

We who have the money,
“In order to form a more perfect Union” –
to dobetter than the lands we came from.1% interpretation

to create the perfect fiefdom,
“establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,” –
gonna make some laws that are gonna be applied toEVERYONE of us without bias so we can all livepeacefully toget
1% interpretation

to pick and choose which lawswe want to apply to whomever we choose and make
sure the 99% don‟t know what their rights are,

“provide for the common defence, promote thegeneral welfare” –
make sure anyone and everyone hassomeone to represent their interests no matter how richor poor they are, cause equal justice is good foreveryone!1% interpretation

attack other nations while weconsider using our own troops on our own people, of course for their own protection, while we sit safe in ourivory towers,
“and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves andour Post

7:37AM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

Way to go Kluwe! Awesome message!

*shakes head at Elaine A.'s irrelevance*

8:28AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

And that's exactly why you haven't had a winning season since the days of Fran Tarkenton! .....Go figure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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