From Carol Marin at the Chicago Sun-Times:
Let’s talk about same-sex marriage in sports terms.
In Ernie Banks’ day, shortstops were known for their speed and defense. But Mr. Cub broke the mold. A power-hitting shortstop, in 1958 he hit 47 home runs. At the age of 82, he’s knocked it out of the park again coming out in favor of Illinois legalizing same-sex marriage.
On the Chicago sports stage he’s not alone. Richard Dent, who went into the NFL Hall of Fame, is tackling this issue. As are former Bears Hunter Hillenmeyer and Brendon Ayanbadejo. They’ve all lent their names and reputations to an issue that more and more Americans are backing or, at the very least, accepting. [MORE]