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Sports world reacts to Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

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Athletes, sports media celebrate the end of the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8

Matthew Stockman

The Supreme Court of the United States today struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and effectively killed Proposition 8, legalizing same-sex marriage in California.

Here's how various people across the sports world reacted:

As for the haters and the naysayers, it's perfectly fine. Right now, we know by every single metric that we can identify that the battle for rights is being won effectively, quickly, and broadly. There are still places ... I mean look where we stand right here in Pennsylvania, but this is a tidal wave that is washing over the country right now. The people out there shouting the loudest from the rooftops screaming that this is wrong, they are wrong, and historically and contemporaneously we're learning that.

-- Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims

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