So often we hear (or think/assume) of athletes as being homophobic or ignorant when it comes to sexuality. Thankfully Ravens linebacker Brend Ayanbadejo (along with the supersexy Will Demps and Charles Barkley) is not one of those athletes.
Ayanbadejo has been a supporter of marriage equality for years. In 2009 he wrote an piece for the Huffington Post that pointed out the transparent hypocrisy of anti-gay opponents: "If Britney Spears can party it up in Vegas with one of her boys and get married on a whim and annul her marriage the next day, why can’t a loving same sex couple tie the knot?"
Now he's lent his voice to the marriage debate in Maryland, taping a spot as part of Equality Maryland's campaign in an effort to urge others to support equality.
"Having the freedom to marry means committed couples and their children will have the same crucial protections under the law as other families. Churches can always have their beliefs, but government is supposed to treat everybody the same, and that’s equal. America is supposed to be the land of the free but in order for this to be true for all of us, then we must have the ability to marry whom we love regardless of their gender."
Fine, articulate and gay-friendly? Glad he's on our side. Watch the video below: