Seattle Mariners Fly Gay Pride Flag at Home Game: Inspiring or Inappropriate?

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The Seattle Mariners are 35-47, 13 games out of first place in the American League West.

They have made very little noise on the field.

But the team generated a number of headlines yesterday after flying the gay pride flag during a home game at Safeco Field, honoring the landmark Supreme Court decisions of the week: dismissing Prop 8 in California and striking down DOMA.

Pride Flag

The move came on the same day as Seattle's 39th annual Pride Parade, with the flag waving atop the pole typically reserved for the Washington Nationals.

"#Mariners make history, becoming first major professional team to fly Pride flag, today at Safeco Field," TV reporter Chris Daniels Tweeted along with the above photo.

Most folks admire the Mariners for making such a gesture, while critics say a baseball game should be free from politics.

What do you think of the gay pride flag flying?

 

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that's gay

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I dont understand how peope that are gay havent figured out that acts this make things worse. As a straight man i can say that i am firmly for gay marriage and gay rights. However, i dont understand why things this are allowed. It would be the same as me flying a flag stating im straight!

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what's the straight pride flag look like? that should be flown too!

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I will never attend a game there! You want religion out of schools then WTF is gay pride doing in a place where I pay $50 a seat- 10 buck beer?

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EVERYONE KNOWS THOSE ARE PUFFERS !!! MARINERS !!!! U MENA LIKE IN SEMEN !!! HAA HAA QUEER TEASM

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I don't see any problem with it. Other MLB teams support the gay community in their own way. The Giants have a GLBT night every year (among many other things) and they make plenty of noise on the field. Two World Series wins in three years. Therefor my buddy Abe's logic is extremely flawed.

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that's why they make very little noise on the field............THEY PROMOTE F*GGOTS, folks!!

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@ abe

This doesn't even make any sense.

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