If you watch this year’s Super Bowl, you’ll see a rare sight – two of the most gay-friendly teams in all of professional sports. Both the New York Giants and the New England Patriots have strong reputations for equality.
Steve Tisch, owner of the New York Giants, filmed a video for HRC’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign in 2011, saying, “I am proud to join the chorus of professionals in sports working for fairness both on and off the field.”
Former Giants star Michael Strahan, now a football analyst for Fox Sports, recorded a video as well, saying he feels “it’s unfair to keep committed couples from getting married.”
On the Patriots side, they were the first team to send a representative to the Gay Bowl, the championship game for the National Gay Flag Football League, according to Outsports.
Also, Patriots safety Bret Lockett showed his support for equality by posing for the NOH8 Campaign last year.
Whether you root for the Patriots or the Giants, know that you’re rooting for a team that hails from a place that embraces marriage equality. How’s that for a level playing field?
And even if you don’t watch the game, check out Tisch’s and Strahan’s testimonials below.