18 Pro Athletes Who Support Same-Sex Marriage

History will reflect favorably on these outspoken players

Sean Avery (New York Rangers Winger)
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Sean Avery (New York Rangers Winger)

Avery, 33, is believed to be the first athlete to support same-sex marriage in New York. (In May 2011, he recorded a video for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.) Since then, the retired skater has focused his energies on promoting Athlete Ally's message of combating homophobia in sports.

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