Agent: Sean Avery’s Stance On Same-Sex Marriage ‘Misguided’
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Rangers agitator Sean Avery got tough on opponents of same-sex marriage last week in a video released by the Human Rights Campaign.
“I’m Sean Avery and I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality. I treat everyone the way I expect to be treated and that applies to marriage,” Avery says in the 30-second clip. “Committed couples should be able to marry the person they love. Join me in supporting marriage equality.”
But not everyone is throwing their support toward Avery and the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.
“Very sad to read Sean Avery’s misguided support of same-gender ‘marriage’. Legal or not, it will always be wrong,” hockey agent Todd Reynolds of Uptown Sports Management tweeted on Monday.
NHL stars Chris Neil, Cody McCormick and Mike Fisher are among those represented by Uptown Sports.
“To clarify. This is not hatred or bigotry towards gays. It is not intolerance in any way shape or form. I believe we are all equal,” Reynolds later tweeted. “But I believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman. This is my personal viewpoint. I Do not hate anyone.”
Reynolds then took his criticism to the airwaves, telling TSN radio, “I believe in voicing your opinion and not being part of the silent majority. … If Sean Avery or any other player can comment on one side of the discussion then — I work in hockey, I’m in hockey 24-7 — why can I not comment on it as well?”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, New York senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Sam Waterston and Julianne Moore have also filmed for the marriage equality campaign.
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