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RoanokeFan
06-10-2011, 03:34 PM
THE FIFTH DOWN: STRAHAN JOINS SAME SEX MARRIAGE CAMPAIGN (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/strahan-joins-same-sex-marriage-campaign/?ref=football)

Excerpt: "Michael Strahan, the former Giants’ defensive end, has joined the quest to
legalize same-sex marriage in New York.


Following the lead of about three dozen politicians and celebrities,
including hockey player Sean Avery and basketball player Steve Nash, Strahan
filmed a public-service announcement in support of the New Yorkers for Marriage
Equality campaign.</p>


“As a defensive end for the New York Giants, I always played the game tough
but fair,” <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UKdqhFBMzc">Strahan said in
a video recorded earlier this week with his fiancée, Nicole Murphy.</a> “It’s
unfair to stop committed couples from getting married.”</p>


The New York State Legislature, which voted against marriage for same-sex
couples in 2009, is taking up the issue again. A vote is expected before the
annual session closes on June 20.</p>
Most of the celebrity endorsers of the same-sex marriage campaign are
politicians or members of the entertainment, theater or fashion industries.: Read more...

RoanokeFan
06-10-2011, 04:50 PM
Good for Strahan

gmen46
06-10-2011, 06:11 PM
Good for Strahan


I agree with you. Good for him.

Still, there is a TINY part of me that sees a small irony in this, given his ex wife's outrageous charges vs Michael during their divorce proceedings. Don't you? (I'd be willing to bet Michael himself, privately, does as well.)

lttaylor56
06-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Good for Strahan


I agree with you. Good for him.

Still, there is a TINY part of me that sees a small irony in this, given his ex wife's outrageous charges vs Michael during their divorce proceedings. Don't you? (I'd be willing to bet Michael himself, privately, does as well.)Good for Stray. I hate to say it, I thought the same exact thing. I new he was with Murphy, but would not of been surprised if this was his way of coming out of the closet. hahaha.

giantyankee1976
06-10-2011, 07:13 PM
well I guess I'm the odd man out.

Welcome to the 21st century and all that, but I am very "Traditional-Minded."

I am not surprised by his actions as he is a high-profile Celeb and Ex-Pro Athlete and yet...

I ain't mad at you Stray. It is what it is and Social Change is afoot.

RoanokeFan
06-10-2011, 07:34 PM
I don't know what his motivation is but private lives are, private.

gmen46
06-10-2011, 08:48 PM
I don't know what his motivation is but private lives are, private.


Again, I totally agree with you.

However, what I refer to is what Strahan wrote himself, in his book. It was reported as news at the time, as well. As we all know by now, if not before, a public figure pretty much forfeits any private life they might wish they had. I don't agree that that SHOULD be the case, but it is a fact of life today.