NFL’s Matt Birk: Let’s Protect Marriage- and Speech

NFL’s Matt Birk: Let’s Protect Marriage—and Speech

The 2012 NFL Man of the Year, Matt Birk, is not only a talented, well-respected athlete and dedicated family man—he also supports the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment.

He explains, “the union of a man and a woman is privileged and recognized by society as ‘marriage’ for a reason, and it’s not because the government has a vested interest in celebrating the love between two people. With good reason, government recognizes marriages and gives them certain legal benefits so they can provide a stable, nurturing environment for the next generation of citizens: our kids.”

“It’s unfair to children if we don’t make every effort to stand up for their rights to be known and loved by their mother and their father whenever possible. . . . Supporting the basic rights of children and the authentic rights of people with same-sex attraction are not mutually exclusive, and we must resist the forces that are telling us otherwise.”

Check out Matt Birk’s piece featured in the Star Tribune and his video he collaborated on with the Minnesota Catholic Conference to learn more about his support for the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment and find out how you can help make sure marriage is protected in Minnesota at

P.S. Email to send Matt a thank you for standing up for marriage. Please include “Thank you, Matt Birk!” as your subject line.


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