18 Pro Athletes Who Support Same-Sex Marriage

History will reflect favorably on these outspoken players

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 Connor Barwin (Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker)
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Connor Barwin (Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker)

Eagles LB Connor Barwin is openly proud of his gay brother and supports his rights to marry. After Outsports wrote about his tweets supporting same-sex marriage, Barwin reached out for an interview, making him the first pro team sport athlete to ever contact Outsports to talk about gay issues. On being inspired by Obama, Barwin said, "It showed that even though there's no changes to the law, that what Obama did. . . had an effect on me and made me feel like I should publicly say something to show my support too."