Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/27/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Sunday night marked a milestone for gay rights, as Robbie Rogers made his debut with the L.A. Galaxy, becoming the first recognized openly gay athlete in a major American sport. Earlier in the day, however, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson reminded everyone that tolerance is not necessarily the same thing as acceptance. Speaking to Bruce Murray and Amani Toomer on Sirius/XM NFL Radio, Peterson made clear that his is not a proponent of gay marriage. Peterson even said that he has gay family members, and is tolerant of gay people, but he doesn’t condone gay marriage. “To each his own,” said Peterson. “I’m not with it. But I have relatives that are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love ‘em. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But to each his own.” Peterson’s comments came out of a discussion of former Vikings teammate Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay marriage. Check out audio of the interview below. Peterson’s comments on gay marriage come about 13 minutes into the interview. Download: 05-23-13-vikings-rb-adrian-peterson-on-siriusxm-nfl-radio2.mp3
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