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Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens films powerful video in support of gay marriage

Brendon Ayanbadejo plays linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. He is also a big supporter of gay marriage. With a gay marriage bill being argued in Maryland, Ayanbadejo has come out with a strong and unequivocal message in support of same-sex marriage. He says in a video (below):

Gay and lesbian couples want to marry for similar reasons as we all do: love and commitment. It’s time to allow them the opportunity to build a family through marriage. It’s a matter of fairness. This is why I’m asking Marylanders to join me in supporting marriage equality for same-sex couples.

"Having the freedom to marry means committed couples and their children will have the same crucial protections under the law as other families. Churches can always have their beliefs, but government is supposed to treat everybody the same, and that’s equal. America is supposed to be the land of the free but in order for this to be true for all of us, then we must have the ability to marry whom we love regardless of their gender.