During a 2007 radio interview former Miami Heat star Tim Hardaway said, “I hate gay people. So I let it be known. I don’t like gay people. I don’t like to be around gay people. I’m homophobic.”
Times have changed. And since the infamous interview, Hardaway has tried to make amends by volunteering at various LGBT youth organizations.
And now, with Florida ramping up to try and repeal the state’s marriage equality ban, Hardaway was the first person who signed a petition to place an equal marriage constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida, reports NBC Miami.
“If you’re married you’re married – you should see your significant other in the hospital, make choices for your significant other if you need to make those choices,” Hardaway said on July 3 at an event supporting a ballot measure which would amend Florida’s state constitution to define marriage in the state as a “union between two persons.”