Video – New York Ranger’s Sean Avery Stands Up For Marriage Equality

In what hopefully will become a trend in pro sports amongst the more liberal players, Sean Avery of New York Rangers has come forward to support same-sex marriage.

New York Times:

“The places I’ve played and lived the longest have been in West Hollywood, Calif., when I played for the L.A. Kings, and when I moved to New York, I lived in Chelsea for the first four years,” Avery said in a phone interview. “I certainly have been surrounded by the gay community. And living in New York and when you live in L.A., you certainly have a lot of gay friends.”

Avery, who lives in the SoHo section of Manhattan and keeps a home in Los Angeles, said some of those friends had wanted to marry, and he saw no reason they should not.

“I’m certainly open to it,” he said. “Maybe I can help, and I jumped at this opportunity.”

Love the glasses. And thanks for standing up for gay marriage on a New York State level.  But seriously, isn’t single issue voting a bit passe? Can we please get out of this “state-by-state” mentality and work on a National level HRC? 

Oh wait , that’s right.  You proved with Obama between 2010 and 2012 you can’t handle that. 

Carry on

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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