The NBA star told an Argentine newspaper (this is from an online translation):
With regard to the law of marriage between same sex, NBA player was in favor: "I am all for marriage. I think we all have the same rights. Although in reality with regard to adoption do not feel able to give an opinion. "
His reference to adoption was in regards to the gay marriage bill also giving gay couples the right to adopt. I was sent this link from Andrés Duque of the blog Blabbeando, who goes into great detail about the marriage law.
Update: Duque got the video and translated Ginobli's full remarks:
Reporter: You've been told, pardon me, about the polarization of the country and, in addition, yesterday there were two protests in the country which have divided society - and different personalities have expressed what they think about gay marriage, yes or no. Do we have your opinion?
Ginobli: I am in favor of gay marriage - eh - specially of the rights - eh - needed by people who are equal before the law - eh - and it doesn't affect the rest of society... it doesn't, if they are gays ... yes? let them be and do whatever they want, I am in favor, and it seems to me...
Reporter: What about adoption?
Ginobli: Adoption is much more delicate,I don't feel I have the qualifications, I don't know which studies have been done, if there is any background. I know that, I believe - I don't know, as an outside observer, without knowledge of what scientific data there is out there - that for a baby it should be better to be with two dads than to be in an orphanage.
Duque also referenced a popular Argentine soap opera that had a storyline about two soccer players in love. The episode aired this spring. "It's the first time the soap viewers realized the character of 'Flaco' liked men (he'd been introduced as a married man with children)," Duque told me. "There was also an incredibly erotic scene of the first time they had sex but that was pulled from YouTube." A clip of one of the actors discussing his character's coming out was aired this week as the Argentine Senate debated the gay marriage bill.
Here is a kissing scene that apparently had people talking:
You can more scenes from the soap opera on Duque's blog. Here is a great quote from one of the actors about portraying a masculine gay man in a homophobic sport while showing some femininity: "You have to be very manly to accept masculine femininity."
It was not long ago that Argentina was a repressive military dictatorship. Now we have NBA players supporting gay marriage and a soap opera with a gay storyline. Argentina is now ahead of the U.S. in its rights for LGBT couples. The world is changing.