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Kluwe's blog: Gays 'are not treated as American citizens'

Vikings kicker Chris Kluwe continues his campaign to support gay marriage. In his latest Pioneer Press blog, he writes, "Treat others the way you would like to be treated. It’s not hard."
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Vikings kicker Chris Kluwe continues his campaign to support gay marriage. In his latest Pioneer Press blog, he writes, "Treat others the way you would like to be treated. It’s not hard."

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