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NY Times: How the Incarceration of Japanese Am Influenced NFL Player’s View on Gay Marriage. HT @OriginalSpin

posted by Randall

Scott FujitaCleveland Brown Linebacker Scott Fujita is tackling homophobia in NFL locker rooms.

Fujita is an ambassador of Athlete Ally, which fights homophobia in sports. He wrote in the NY Times that the incarceration of his father during World War II in the camps shaped his position on gay marriage.

“I support marriage equality for so many reasons: my father’s experience in an internment camp and the racial intolerance his family experienced during and after the war, the gay friends I have who are really not all that different from me, and also because of a story I read a few years back about a woman who was denied the right to visit her partner of 15 years when she was stuck in a hospital bed, Fujita wrote.

In his blog, Fujita wonders aloud what he would tell his daughters if they asked why aren’t Clare & Lesa married. His blog is timely with the US Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral arguments on Tuesday on Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay marriage.

You can read Fujia’s blog in the  NY Times.

 

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