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If ever there was a perfect example of how employment discrimination against gay people operates on a day-to-day basis—and why Congress needs to outlaw such discrimination—the National Football League just provided it.
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The Minnesota Vikings punter was fired after he began speaking out in defense of the political rights of gays and lesbians during the 2012 NFL season.
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With those courageous words, longtime NBA player Jason Collins made history Monday by coming out as the first openly gay athlete in major professional sports.
The Minnesota Vikings punter and staunch gay rights advocate also has plenty of advice for coaches, fans and anyone in the media who think an openly gay player in the NFL would be a “distraction.”
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