Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx Guard)
It looked like Augustus, a No. 1 overall draft pick and two-time WNBA champion, and her fiancée LaTaya Varner would have to settle for a wedding in Iowa. But despite the staunch anti-gay headline-grabbing efforts of Representative Michele Bachmann, last year Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage, fostering a heartwarming sports story. "It will mean a lot to me," Augustus said of being able to get married in the state she has called home her entire professional career. "But I first want to thank everyone else. People thank me for being a voice, but there are so many other people who went door to door and went to churches to convince them it was the right thing to do and made it possible."