Ayanbadejo and Kluwe file amici curiae against Prop 8

NFL players Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe have filed a brief with the Supreme Court, regarding California’s Propostion 8, which removed the right to marry from same-sex couples.

Ayanbadejo and Kluwe have joined an increasing number of individuals, corporations, and the President himself who urge the Supreme Court to uphold the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision that Prop 8 is unconstitutional.

From the amici curiae:

Chris and Brendon believe and advocate that, just as athletes should be judged, not by their sexual orientation, but by their performance and the way they treat their teammates, so too should people be judged as citizens by how they act and treat others, and not what they inherently are.

Oral arguments will be heard on March 26, 2013, with a ruling due before the Court adjourns in late June.

3 Comments

  1. I’m totally elated, with all the support, from the various individuals and groups submitting briefs, on the two cases facing the court, but I have to say, late June won’t come soon enough. Pins & needles doesn’t even describe how I feel right now, and I’m sure I’m not alone.

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  2. Ayanbadejo and Kluwe are to be commended for their sense of fairness and justice. Brendon worked tirelessly for the passage of the marriage equality referendum in Maryland this past November and Chris Kluwe did the same in his native Minnesota. Their courage is not limited to the gridiron. .

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