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Gay rights group still not a fan of NY Giants or David Tyree

Gay rights group still not a fan of NY Giants or David Tyree
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The New York Giants have now hired David Tyree, who has openly shared his views against same-sex marriage, as the director of player development, causing a stir with an LGBT advocacy group.

According to nj.com, Tyree has voiced his opposition against marriage equality as early as 2001 via Twitter.

NY Daily News reports that after Tyree retired from the NFL in 2001, he publicly campaigned against the marrying of same sex couples saying that it would “lead to sheer anarchy and social disorder.”

Human Rights Campaign spokesman Fred Sainz said to NJ.com, “To suggest that marriage equality will result in anarchy is not just false, it’s also not consistent with the respectful public discourse that should be expected from leaders like Tyree. Gay people are your family members, your neighbors, your co-workers and Mr. Tyree’s peers in the NFL. For him to treat them with any less respect minimizes them and the game of football."

NY Daily News also reports that Tyree is a proponent of gay conversion therapy as well as a practice known as “pray the gay away.” He believes that it can be used to turn homosexuals into heterosexuals.

The practice called, “pray the gay away,” has been denounced by multiple public health groups such as the American Medical Association, as well as the World Health Organization, according to NY Daily News.

According to nj.com, in June of 2011, Tyree, had even gone so far as to tell the New York Daily News that he would “probably” trade-in the Giants’ Super Bowl XLII title as well as his game-winning helmet catch if it meant that he could stop the marriages of same-sex couples.

 

6 reasons Bon Jovi Would Be Great NFL Owner of Buffalo Bills

6 reasons Bon Jovi Would Be Great NFL Owner of Buffalo Bills
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey’s own Jon Bon Jovi, reportedly worth around $300 million, is looking to expand his vast horizons even further.

Bon Jovi, born in Perth Amboy, is looking to ge...

Tim Howard may have lost in World Cup, but he sure won with endorsement deals

Tim Howard may have lost in World Cup, but he sure won with endorsement deals
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Although Tim Howard's ride in the World Cup was cut short due to the loss against Belgium, that hasn't deterred his success in the marketing world.

Ever since go...

What’s Next In The U.S. - “Brand Soccer”?

What’s Next In The U.S. - “Brand Soccer”?
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It’s kind of an interesting juxtaposition for team sports. As the four biggest American leagues all look to be more global, Major League Soccer looks to ...

Derek Jeter By The Numbers

Derek Jeter By The Numbers
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, in his 20th and final season of Major League Baseball, played in his 14th All-Star Game Tuesday night.

Jeter went 2- for -2 in help...

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