“Who cares what they think in the locker room? Who cares what they think anywhere? The people decided,” says Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.
The football star faced lots of scrutiny, including from state legislators, about being so darn adamant about the passing of same-sex marriage bill that was on the ballot last Tuesday.
Read his full statement via QUEERTY and some more photos below.
“I’m so stoked. It’s like I woke up and it’s Christmas… It’s something I’ve been passionate about a long time. Even though it doesn’t affect me directly, it affects a lot of my friends. It affects my family. It affects Ravens fans. It affects Marylanders. I’ve worked very hard on it; I’m especially proud of the Marylanders who went out and voted and made a difference.”
“The majority of the people got it right. Who cares what they think in the locker room? Who cares what they think anywhere? The people decided. People have to take heed and listen to what people are crying for and what they are wanting. The majority of people voted it in.”
“It’s a done deal and we did the right thing. It took too long. It shouldn’t have been up to other people to decide other people’s fate as far as who they can marry. But we’re progressing, so I’m happy about that.”