Peterson ... said that he personally isn’t open to the question of same-sex marriage, but won’t come out strongly against it. Much like other hot-button topics such as abortion – it may be spiritually reprehensible to his own sensibilities, he doesn’t feel he can speak for those who feel strongly with a differing opinion. "To each his own [but] I’m not with it," Peterson said. "I have relatives that are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love them."
Peterson also remarked on the recent loss of his teammate Chris Kluwe. Peterson does not believe the punter's pro-LGBT advocacy contributed to his dismissal.
"It hurt me to see him leave," Peterson said. “He was a good friend of mine and a really cool guy – probably one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around. ... I’m sure the Vikings organization didn’t release him based on [his politics]. They know Kluwe. They’ve been knowing him for a long time. They know he’s outspoken."
Down "with" it or not, marriage equality is now the law of the land in Minnesota. On May 13, Minnesota joined Delaware and Rhode Island to become the third state to approve marriage equality within two weeks. Minnesota and Rhode Island's laws become effective August 1. Twelve states and the District of Columbia will now allow same-sex marriage.
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