Matt Birk speaks.
NFL's Matt Birk: Let's protect marriage -- and speech | StarTribune.com
NFL's Matt Birk: Let's protect marriage -- and speech
Same-sex unions may not affect my marriage specifically, but it will affect my children.
It should come as no surprise that the National Football League supports the right of its players to share their opinions on important public matters, nor should it come as a surprise that I personally support my colleagues' rights to voice their opinions.
But the conversation during the last few weeks on the subject of same-sex marriage has told a different story -- one that appears to be drawing a false connection between supporting true American values like free speech and the institution of marriage, our most fundamental and important social institution.
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