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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