Survey of Professional Athletes Shows Hockey Players Have Strongest Support for Marriage Equality

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  • Published: Thursday, 29 December 2016 20:49
  • Written by Scott

poll-250x199It may seem surprising given the masculinity and violence often displayed by professional hockey players, but they are the most supportive of all the major sports of marriage equality, according to a new survey. Chicago Now reports:

Should the U.S. Legalize Gay Marriage? 62 professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB, responded to this survey done by ESPN. 61 % of NFL athletes and 92% of NHL athletes responded “yes”, while 46% of NBA players and 45% of MLB athletes agreed. This research was reported on October 14, 2012 by Jim Buzinski in SB Nation Outsports, an online news magazine, which writes on GLBT issues and the sports world.

While the small survey size means it may not be representative of the leagues as a whole, it’s still a fascinating glimpse into pro sports and gay marriage.