This is great to see. Carolina Panthers linebacker Nic Harris becomes the latest of only a handful of professional football players to come out in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Harris has lent his face and celebrity to Adam Bouska's NOH8 Campaign, a silent protest against the passage of Proposition 8, the amendment that banned recognition of gay marriage in California.
"Mr. Harris is one of at least three American professional football players in recent years to openly express his support for marriage equality, following Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita", according to Gay Persons of Color.
"Only three NFLers in the league's 89 year history have publicly acknowledged their gayness, and this occurred after their professional football careers had ended. They are David Kopay, Roy Simmons, and Esera Tuaolo."
Kudos to Harris for being a straight black ally who is unafraid to stand up for equality for all regardless of sexual orientation.