(YAHOO! SPORTS) Long a fighter for those he believes are not receiving equal protection under the law, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe agreed to pose in the current issue of OUT Magazine to make his advocacy on the subject of same-sex marriage more clear and more public.
"To me, this fight is about equality and human rights," Kluwe recently told CNN. "The fact is, there are Americans who pay taxes and serve in our military -- who defend this country -- who do not receive the same legal protections as the rest of us. To me, that's flat-out discrimination. That's the same as segregation or suffrage."
Kluwe has said that he is not gay, and that the subject is not what is important -- to him, this is about using his platform to help in a political sense and defining himself outside the confines of the football field.
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