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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sean Avery

This is kinda a non-story but shows a good side to Sean Avery

NEW YORK (WFAN) – Rangers agitator Sean Avery got tough on opponents of same-sex marriage last week in a video released by the Human Rights Campaign.

"I'm Sean Avery and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality. I treat everyone the way I expect to be treated and that applies to marriage," Avery says in the 30-second clip. "Committed couples should be able to marry the person they love. Join me in supporting marriage equality."

But not everyone is throwing their support toward Avery and the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.

"Very sad to read Sean Avery's misguided support of same-gender 'marriage'. Legal or not, it will always be wrong," hockey agent Todd Reynolds of Uptown Sports Management tweeted on Monday.

NHL stars Chris Neil, Cody McCormick and Mike Fisher are among those represented by Uptown Sports.

"To clarify. This is not hatred or bigotry towards gays. It is not intolerance in any way shape or form. I believe we are all equal," Reynolds later tweeted. "But I believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman. This is my personal viewpoint. I Do not hate anyone."

Reynolds then took his criticism to the airwaves, telling TSN radio, "I believe in voicing your opinion and not being part of the silent majority. … If Sean Avery or any other player can comment on one side of the discussion then — I work in hockey, I'm in hockey 24-7 — why can I not comment on it as well?"

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, New York senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Sam Waterston and Julianne Moore have also filmed for the marriage equality campaign.


  1. When someone claims that, legal or not, something is "just wrong," what does that mean?

    It means he's against it. Period. His opinion. And he's trying to give his opinion some kind of authority.

    "No, no, it's not just my opinion, it's wrong. 'Everybody' knows it."

    Except, of course, for the approximately 50% who say the opposite.

  2. As somebody once said, "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts." :^)

  3. "It is not intolerance"..... oh really? Coulda fooled me.
    he is correct in saying he has a right to speak up and people should not be quiet. It's just that tiny little detail about intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination, that becomes the fly in the ointment.

  4. Yeah, well, as he says, he's for "the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman."

    So wouldn't he still have that? Yes, he would. Two guys getting married wouldn't affect somebody else's marriage's "sanctity." Certainly not anymore than somebody else's marriage ending in divorce.

    Every marriage is a single entity, unaffected by anyone else's.

  5. If any of you follow hockey you know it's not easy for Sean Avery to come across as classier than anyone else, but he does in this matter.

    This is why agents should stay as behind the scenes guys and let the athletes be the spokesmen.

    Typical Republican/Conservative response by Reynolds, he knows it's wrong and that's a fact, but he doesn't hate anyone.

  6. I just wish that the BIGGEST problem this country had was whether or not two men, two women or two whatever - could get married.

    We have too many serious problems in this country to be screwing with stuff like this. There is not a damn thing wrong with same sex marriage or same sex anything - it's just a preference - GET OVER IT!

  7. For the record, same sex couples get married every day. It's just a matter of equal recognition by the state for various benefits, not all relating to money (but some definitely $).

    Treat all people as equals. Fair is fair. This is America!