18 Pro Athletes Who Support Same-Sex Marriage

History will reflect favorably on these outspoken players

Steve Nash (Los Angeles Lakers Guard)

Steve Nash
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When Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts came out as gay in May 2011 – becoming the first active executive in America's four major sports to do so – NBA all-star Steve Nash pledged his support. Soon after, Nash made a video for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign. "A growing number of professional athletes are speaking out in support of gay and lesbian couples getting married, I'm proud to be one of them," he says in the video.

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