Ayanbadejo, also spoke out and did a video earlier this year when Maryland was first attempting to enact marriage equality. Now that the state is going for a second round in this battle, he has stepped up and done it again. I guess it is particularly surprising not just that it is coming from a professional football player, but a member of a traditionally tough defense in the league (i.e. really "tough" guys). It is also really important in a state that is incredibly close to passing marriage equality (the state has a Democratic majority in both legislative houses and a Democratic Governor). Every voice is needed and voices from all sectors of society should be heard in their support.
I hope this doesn't mean I have to start cheering for the Ravens though.