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Raven Matt Birk joins fight against same-sex marriage

Raven Matt Birk joins fight against same-sex marriage

Ravens center Matt Birk is expected to film a video this week opposing Maryland's new same-sex marriage law, making him the second player on the team to take a public stand on the referendum. Birk, a Roman Catholic and father of six, is pressing a view opposite that of teammate Brendon Ayanbadejo, the Ravens linebacker who is supporting the new law. "I took a stance like other guys have done before me," Birk said Monday at team headquarters in Owings Mills. "Obviously, we all have opinions. … It's certainly a very inflammatory, very hot topic, because it's important." The video signals a new phase in the campaign against same-sex marriage, which...

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