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Mets Said to Be Split 50-50 on Gay Marriage

Mets Said to Be Split 50-50 on Gay Marriage

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Don't expect an It Gets Better video from the New York Mets anytime soon -- at least one that includes the entire team.

Despite former Mets pitcher Ron Darling telling the New York Daily News that he strongly supported the state's legalization of same-sex marriage ("I can't wait to hear if my friends are going to take the plunge, and I'm anticipating going to many marriages"), the paper reports that members of the current team are reluctant to voice their opinions on the subject.

One player admitted that Friday's news did spark a considerable clubhouse discussion and estimated that his teammates were "split 50-50," with a religion-based objection to homosexuality cited by several of those not in favor.

As for an openly gay player sharing the locker room, Darling said he believes most professional athletes are not ready. "But it is going to happen," he said. "It is going to take one of the great players to come out. At some point, one of our athletes is going to reveal that he is gay, and I think that will be a joyous moment -- not only for gays and lesbians, but for all of us."

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