Letter to support same-sex marriage

Actors, athletes and business execs sign letter asking Obama to support same-sex marriage

By The Associated Press, Monday, March 14, 6:10 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — An advocacy group says Anne Hathaway, Martin Sheen and Jane Lynch are among a group of actors, athletes and business leaders urging President Barack Obama to support marriage rights for same-sex couples.

The New York-based group Freedom to Marry said Monday that R&B singer Mya, NFL linebacker Scott Fujita and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey also signed an open letter calling on the president to back gay marriage.

Obama has said he supports civil unions as an alternative to marriage for gays and lesbians, and his views on the subject are evolving. His administration announced this month that it would no longer defend the federal law barring government recognition of same-sex unions.

Freedom to Marry says several couples plan to deliver the letter to the White House in the spring.

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Filed in: Press Room • Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Comments

By Joe Miller on March 15th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Go Scott!

You will always have a home here in New Orleans. Thanks for your support and all the charity work you do.

I agree with ya Scott!! Awesome to have your support!!

By Kelly Dingman on March 16th, 2011 at 5:13 am

Way to go Scott! Love to see a player from my favorite team step up and do the right thing!!

By Amber Womack on March 16th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Scott,
I love you as a player for the Cleveland Browns, and, now I love you more as a same sex marriage advocate. Thank you!
Amber – Gay Die Hard Browns Fan.

All I can say is Thank you, From the bottom of my heart Thank you.

I think what you are doing is pretty awesome! Thanks for your support.

 

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Scott Fujita

Scott Fujita was born in Ventura, California on April 28, 1979. He was a three-sport standout at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, CA before heading to the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with Honors in Political Science and earned a Masters degree in Education.

Fujita has played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns. Read more