Monday, January 06, 2014

Kluwe interviewed on AC360 over his pro-gay-marriage speech and coaches' reaction; more on Utah, and "Russian infertility"

Chris Kluwe, former punter for the Minnesota Vikings, spoke on AC360 on CNN tonight, and discussed the homophobic comments made to him supposedly by another coach, as well as his work with Minnesotans for Marriage Equality.  KARE has a story on his action here
Kluwe has authored “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities”, June 2013, published by Little Brown.  Cooper asked Kluwe if it is a problem when NFL players call attention to their own opinions on things in the media, or put themselves in the limelight, perhaps a detraction from the team.
In other news, Liz Cheney has abandoned her Senate primary bid, and the US Supreme Court has ordered that same-sex marriages in Utah be put on hold until the recent opinion goes through the appeals process.
In Russia, Putin is reported to have used the phrase “genderless and infertile western tolerance”, as if to suggest that Russia’s recent anti-gay-speech law is indeed “logically” related to its low birth rate.
NBC’s coverage om the international pressure on Russia is here.
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