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Two NFL players have stood up for gay marriage. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe have filed a letter to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to take down California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8.

"For far too long, professional sports have been a bastion of bigotry, intolerance and small-minded prejudice toward sexual orientation, just as they had been to racial differences decades earlier," they say in a brief filed to the court. "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."

The filing goes on to say that national sports leagues are finally "speaking out against homophobia and intolerance of Lbgtq individuals" and that "tolerance is becoming the message in locker rooms," and that America should live up to the ideal that "all should »

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