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Video preview: Chris Kluwe on 'Ellen'

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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe sat down with Ellen DeGeneres this week to talk about his ongoing efforts to defend gay marriage.

Kluwe was a major supporter of the "Vote No" campaign against the proposed Minnesota marriage amendment on the ballot last November, WCCO reports.

During the segment, Kluwe talks about the scathing letter he sent to a Maryland lawmaker and a new generation in the NFL.

Ellen, a Green Bay Packers fan, accepted a game-worn jersey from Kluwe and admits to rooting for him when Minnesota plays Green Bay.

The show airs on WCCO at 4 p.m. Friday. Here's most of the segment:

The release of Kluwe's book "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" is scheduled for June 25. The collection of uncensored personal essays covers issues from faith and government to human rights and professional sports.

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Chris Kluwe is a walking sound byte for radio stations and a headline waiting to happen for newspapers. You have to check out this hilarious Q & A Kluwe had with the Pioneer Press. He discusses porn stars, social injustice, and more.

A look at the life of Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe's mother said he could have cured cancer. Instead, he is a punter for the Minnesota Vikings. He plays a sport that he doesn't even like that much. In his spare time, which he has a lot of, he plays video games, belongs to a band, and gets into trouble on Twitter.