THE FIFTH DOWN: STRAHAN JOINS SAME SEX MARRIAGE CAMPAIGN

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...