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Canadian Football Star John Cornish Thanks His Moms

Calgary Stampede Running Back Jon Cornish was named the CFL'S Most Outstanding Canadian. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his coaches, teammates and others. "Once again, I'd like to thank my mom -- well, my two moms," he concluded. "Because who are we without our families?" Cornish says he is "pretty outspoken" when it comes to gay slurs. "I don't like certain slurs being used and any time I hear them, I speak up," he told reporters when asked about the issue. "I think for the most part my team's pretty respectful."

December 3, 2012

Chris Kluwe Quits St. Paul Pioneer Press Over Marriage Equality Amendment Editorial

Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings punter and outspoken proponent of marriage equality, has resigned as a contributor to the St. Paul Pioneer Press in the wake of the paper's editorial on the upcoming vote on Amendment 1, which, if passed, will embed inequality into the Minnesota state constitution.

The Pioneer Press' editorial likely rankled Kluwe in two ways. The editors go to great pains to criticize proponents of marriage equality. But this was the more forgivable problem. More important is the fact that they made their case in the most nonsensical way possible.

Huffington Post
November 3, 2012


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