Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sean Avery Continues Fight For Marriage Equality in Albany

Sean Avery’s support for the gay community over the past few months has been unwavering, and while it has gotten him some criticism, it has mostly been met with support.  Today, according to Celeste Katz of the Daily Politics Blog for the New York Daily News, he took that support for the issue of marriage equality directly to the capitol in Albany, New York.  There are plans for Avery to meet directly with members of the New York State Senate on the issue of marriage equality to both sure up support votes and in hopes of making the difference for those who are either undecided or currently against the issue.
"If you're on the fence or a little bit nervous about being okay with it, that's fine," Avery said. "That's why I'm here, to get that point across and help as much as I can."
Avery is right that one thing that he, and other high profile athletes like Steve Nash and Michael Strahan can help to bring some easing of the fear that surrounds this issue.  The goal for high profile players and people is not about making people happy about this issue or even comfortable with the idea, but ok with the understanding that all people are created equal and what they choose to do in their personal life is their business.  It is not an easy stand for a person of high stature to take and Avery deserves tremendous credit for doing so in every way that he has been asked.

Video via Times Union:

h/t to Kevin at TheNYRBlog for finding the story.