MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has filed a friend-of-the-court brief along with Baltimore Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California’s Proposition 8.
The move comes as news emerged that the Obama administration was also planning to file a brief urging the court to strike down the proposition, which banned gay marriage in that state.
Political observers say that the case could have sweeping national implications for the right of same-sex couples to wed.
“This is a very big decision that the Supreme Court is going to make on the future of gay rights in this country,” Kluwe told WCCO’s Edgar Linares. “Brendon felt the same way — that as athletes, we have a fairly unique voice in society. It’s something that we can make a difference for people.”
The brief supported by Kluwe and Ayanbadejo was written by John Dragseth, co-chair of the Appellate Group at Fish & Richardson in Twin Cities.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Edgar Linares Reports