NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he's 'not with' gay marriage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -
NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects -- but when it comes to gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says "that's not something I believe in."
Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio. He was asked to share his thoughts on the Vikings' decision to cut longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage.
Peterson explained that he considers Kluwe a good friend, and said it hurt him to see Kluwe cut.
"I have relatives who are gay. I'm not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love 'em. But again, I'm not with that," Peterson said. "That's not something I believe in, but to each his own."
Gay marriage will become legal in Minnesota on Aug. 1.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.