Emory professor represents NFL stars in gay marriage brief to Supreme Court
There’s an Atlanta angle to the friend-of-the-court brief filed by NFL stars Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings and Brendan Ayanbadejo of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens urging the Supreme Court to sack California’s Proposition 8.
No, nothing to do with the Atlanta Falcons for fans still stinging from the team's lost chance at this year's Super Bowl. But one of the attorneys who filed the brief on behalf of the NFL players is an Emory University professor.
Timothy Holbrook, Emory's Associate Dean of Faculty and a professor of law, along with his friend Minneapolis attorney John Dragseth worked with the two players to file the brief.
I appreciate this effort by Crew Magazine with their video "So God Made A Gay Man."
But I found it a bit stereotypical. The guys are beautiful, muscular, have great hair and perfectly shaved bear stubble.
Our friends Bria and Chrissy, the Atlanta lesbian duo behind viral YouTube videos that poked fun at Chick-fil-A and Mitt Romney, made another video for the Super Bowl to sell that amazing and awesome product, Queer Beer.
Check out their ad:
San Francisco 49er cornerback Chris Culliver found himself in a world of controversy ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl after saying that he would not embrace an openly gay teammate.
Culliver said earlier this week in a radio interview that he wasn't down with that “sweet stuff” when asked about the possibility of having of gay teammate.
The 49ers quickly released an apology on behalf of Culliver and, according to ESPN, Culliver himself apologized to reporters yesterday.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is calling for the firing of CNN contributor Roland Martin for a series of apparent anti-gay messages posted to the social networking site Twitter during last night's Super Bowl.
Martin, sounding off on the H&M ad featuring soccer star David Beckham, wrote:
If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl
Martin has already apologized, via Twitter, of course, for the remarks, but not before posting more than a dozen explanations and replies saying he was “ripping on soccer,” not insulting gay men.