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August 23, 2014

Kluwe takes on empty chair in marriage debate, Tom Barnard moderates

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe debated Minnesota’s controversial marriage amendment Friday night at the Brave New Workshop in downtown Minneapolis, the Star Tribune reports. Tom Barnard, a popular KQRS radio personality, played the role of moderator.

Kluwe invited several supporters of the ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage in the state, including former Vikings center Matt Birk and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, but no one agreed to the debate.

A spokesperson for Minnesota for Marriage told WCCO, “Chris Kluwe, you’re no Clint Eastwood.”

Click here, to listen to the debate.

Kluwe has become one of the most high-profile opponents of the proposed state constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and woman: