NFL Players Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe File SCOTUS Brief Urging Court to Strike Down Prop 8

Honorary-gaysRavens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, two staunch straight allies in the fight for marriage equality, are among those who have filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8.

Say the players in their brief:

“When we advance the idea that some people should be treated differently because of who they are, demeaned in public as lesser beings, not worthy of the same rights and benefits as others despite their actions as good citizens and neighbors, then we deny them equal protection under the laws. America has walked this path before, and courageous people and the Court brought us to the right result. We urge the Court to repeat those actions here.”