Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have combined their collective forces once again in support of gay marriage, and this time they’re moving way up the political ladder.
Back in September of 2011, Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns penned a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, basically asking him to quiet his players — namely Ayanbadejo, who had publicly spoken out — on the issue of gay marriage. At the time a ballot initiative in the state, which eventually passed, would have legalized gay marriage, and Burns was clearly against it.
Yahoo! Sports eventually published a copy of the letter, and Kluwe penned a now-infamous letter to Burns, using some very colorful language to shame the politician. But now Kluwe and Aranbadejo are teaming up again — and this time taking their activism to the Supreme Court.
So, some more background. Back in the November 2008 election, one of the more nationally controversial state initiatives was Proposition 8,...