As the debate over gay marriage continues to grow as a human-rights issue with New York moving closer to legalizing it and the governor Andrew Cuomo appealing to politicians to put their politics aside and get on the right side of history, Giants Super Bowl champ David Tyree flat out disagrees.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the retired NFL star who helped his team win the NFL’s biggest game in 2007 said the country would be going in the wrong direction if a bill is passed in New York legalizing gay marriage. "How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all the sudden because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or agenda ... and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country," he reportedly tells the National Organization for Marriage. Comparing same-sex marriage to anarchy, the father of four goes on to say two men can never teach a girl how to be a woman.
On the flip side, his former teammate Michael Strahan has contributed to gay-marriage campaigns, even starring in one with fiancée Nicole Murphy, who also happens to be Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife. In a “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality” ad, Strahan says, “I feel it’s unfair to stop committed couples from being married.” Speaking with the New York Times recently, he’s quoted as saying, "I have plenty of gay friends, and I don't judge them. I want them to have all the same rights I have, and all the opportunities I have to be in a relationship, a great relationship, with the person that they're in love with."
The bill needs only the approval of one senate vote to be passed into law.