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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...

Bayern and Boca In Jersey? Soccer Keeps Growing

Bayern and Boca In Jersey? Soccer Keeps Growing
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

There is little doubt that soccer, from the grassroots through the World Cup, continues to have a growing presence in the mindset of the casual sports fa...

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...

Rutgers, Big Ten Win The Day, Look To The Future

Rutgers, Big Ten Win The Day, Look To The Future
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The day came and went with fireworks and fanfare, music and lots of Scarlet and Terp Pride. Rutgers and the Big 10. Maryland and the Big 10. For the casu...

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and Mike Trout Represent New Jersey as AL Starters

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and Mike Trout Represent New Jersey as AL Starters
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey will be heard from rather loudly at Major League Baseball’s 2014 All-Star Game.

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, Los Angeles Angels outfielder M...

Howard’s Head Is High After World Cup Disappointment

Howard’s Head Is High After World Cup Disappointment
BY JED HUGHES
VICE CHAIR, KORN FERRY SPORTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Americans’ great, and somewhat surprising, run at the World Cup ended in disappointment, but there is much to celebrate, p...

How New Jersey Brought Soccer to America

How New Jersey Brought Soccer to America
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

KEARNY – One of the most celebrated soccer players in the United States, John Harkes, was born and raised in Kearny, NJ.

MLS Insider reports that soccer start...

New Jersey Devils Signings Show The Need For Offense

New Jersey Devils Signings Show The Need For Offense
BY KYLE HUTCHISON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On the first day of NHL’s free agency period, the New Jersey Devils made it clear that they intend to improve what was one of the worst offenses in 

the NHL l...

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