Gay Rights Groups Call Out David Tyree for Anti-Marriage Comments, Idiocy

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There's little to really say about the ignorant statements made by former NFL wideout David Tyree yesterday.

An African-American, he actually asked - in an interview with the National Organization for Marriage - how a law can be changed simply because an "influential minority" pushes an "agenda."

He also said New York state approving a gay marriage bill would be a step toward "anarchy."

A rep for the Human Rights Campaign couldn't keep quiet after that one. He/she said to TMZ:

"Anarchy? Hardly. Committed gay and lesbian couples have been able to legally marry in five states and the District of Columbia - not to mention a number of foreign countries - for years now and cows are still giving milk, little boys are still pulling little girls’ pig tails, and we still drive on the right side of the street."

GLAAD also turned its attention away from Tracy Morgan and issued the following statement:

"Tyree’s statements are as misleading as they are ridiculous, and do not accurately reflect the growing acceptance that we're seeing from sports stars like Charles Barkley, Steve Nash, Sean Avery, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Scott Fujita and fellow former Giant Michael Strahan."

 

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@RJB: Which would you rather have, a child rotting away in a state-run orphanage, or a child being adopted by (one or) two parents? Those are the ONLY choices for children that don't have a home. There are simply not enough opposite-sex couples available to adopt children. In addition to that, what makes you think that all opposite-sex are better at raising children than same-sex couples. Just because someone is heterosexual does not mean they automatically will be a great parent.

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@RJB: That's a totally separate issue. I'm not sure why adoption gets lumped in with gay marriage so often.
If a gay couple promised not to adopt, would you be more okay with it? Marriage is not a religious ceremony, nor is it some kind of guarantee that children will be involved. It is nothing but a legal agreement and that's the issue at stake here.

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Why is it such a big fuss anyway? Gays make up roughly 0.5% of the entire US population. I don't give a crap if they get married just don't cry to me when you get divorced. Personally, I wouldn't have wanted to be raised by two women or two men, that's just me. I honestly don't think any child would rather be raised by two women or two men over the conventional way but the children don't seem to have a choice in this argument and that's where the real issues lay.

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May he experience the same lack of tolerance and hateful prejudice he seems so comfortable dishing out.