Minnesota Basketball Star Opposes Marriage Amendment

Minnesota Basketball Star Opposes Marriage Amendment

University of Minnesota basketball star Trevor Mbakwe has joined the team of those opposing the state’s anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment.

In a post on Minnesotans for Equality’s Facebook page, he writes, “This proposed amendment would permanently ADD in discrimination to our states constitution. This feels like taking a step back in time, it’s 2012, and this sort of extreme act is not only unfair ... it’s anti-Minnesotan! By voting NO to this extreme Marriage Amendment, you’re sending a message that you support the rights for all loving couples, gay or straight.”

Mbakwe, a forward who is a top rebounder for Minnesota’s Gophers, also invites readers to a September 14 party to raise awareness of the issue and funds for the fight. Minnesotans will vote on the amendment November 6.

Other well-known athletes who have come out against the amendment include Chris Kluwe, punter for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, according to Outsports.