Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 1/26/13
If you spend enough time paying attention to things, you can learn something new everyday.  Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried is a rebounding machine, he hustles on every play imaginable, and he has two mothers. Yes Faried’s parents are both women, they are lesbian, and they are life partners who deserve the opportunity of a civil union. Faried’s mother Waudda introduce him to her girlfriend and the woman who would go on to be her wife Manasin Copeland 10 years ago. Faried for his part didn’t think much of it. “I think people have an aura about them and the first time I met her, I thought, ‘I like this lady,” Faried said. “And when they got married, that showed me what commitment is all about, that there are people out there that can commit, even though for them it really has been the worst of times. I look at them, what they’ve been through and I think, ‘Wow. That’s amazing.’ They’re amazing to me.” [...] Waudda and Manasin were  legally married on April 5, 2007 in the Newark City Hall municipal court.  Faried refers to Copeland as “Oomie,” the Arabic word for mother, because that’s the way he sees her. Faried sees Manasin as more than his mom’s life partner, but as another equal parent.  Same sex marriage is legal in nine states, and recognized in two others. Civil Unions are legal in eight state, but Colorado is not one of them.  Faried and his parent made a video to express their views and support of same-sex unions. The video is produced by One Colorado, which is an advocacy organization that works to achieve and protect equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Colorado residents and their families. Faried spoke yesterday about the positive steps being taken to pass a bill making Civil Unions law and recognizable in the state of Colorado. “I’m happy for every gay and lesbian couple out there who want to take that next step and elope,” Faried says. [...] “A lot of people [are] saying civil union,” Faried said. “I don’t like it being called that because I can get married to a female and it can be called a marriage. Why can’t a female be married to a female and male be married to a male and it be called a marriage? You still have the same thing, same love and happiness.” Again we learn something new everyday, and today I learned something new about Kenneth Faried and his family. Much respect to him for taking a stand.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

Report: Rams, Clippers discussing NBA venue in Inglewood

Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

LeBron reverses course, says he ‘always felt good’ about Cavs

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Ole Miss tried to implicate Mississippi State in football scandal

Jamaal Charles could be on the roster bubble

Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

Report: Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

Report: Porzingis avoided ligament damage in ankle

Brooks Koepka meltdown includes whiff, stomping head off driver

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker