March 8, 2013

As a same-sex marriage bill approved by the Illinois Senate awaits action in the House, a few former pro athletes signed a letter urging the passing of the bill, stating that it's "the right thing to do, period." A letter showing support for the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act was signed by retired Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks, former Bears defensive end Richard Dent, former Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, a former Chicago Bear.