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Ellen DeGeneres says she is ‘huge fan’ of Vikings

Daytime talk show star Ellen DeGeneres says she is now a huge fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings, after players from each team took a stand in favor of gay marriage.

On her show to air Tuesday (at 4 p.m. on WCCO), DeGeneres has kind words for both Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo and Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, WCCO notes.

Kluwe wrote a passionate response (WARNING: contains profanity) to Maryland state delegate Emmet C. Burns Jr. after the lawmaker criticized Ayanbadejo for publicly supporting same-sex marriage.

In a letter to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, Burns says Ayanbadejo’s actions are “inconceivable” and that “football supporters are appalled.” Burns asks that Bisciotti order Ayanbadejo to “cease and desist such injurious actions.”

DeGeneres called Kluwe’s response “a beautiful, amazing, brilliant letter.” She also said, “He has some interesting ways to curse.” (Kluwe also wrote a cleaner version of the letter.) Did the Kluwe flap help or hurt the amendment’s chances of passage? MinnPost examines the question.

You can see a clip as part of this report on WCCO:

Here’s Kluwe on KARE 11 a few days ago explaining why he wrote the letter:



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