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SBD/Issue 15/Law & Politics
Athletes Voice Support For Upcoming Election, Urge Fans To Vote
Published October 6, 2008
|James Among Athletes
Urging People To Vote
PUBLIC OPINION: In Orlando, Mike Bianchi reported Magic Owner Rich DeVos has "incurred the wrath of gay city commissioner Patty Sheehan" and has angered a "vocal segment of the public by contributing $100,000 to an organization that is backing a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage." Sheehan, who originally voted for the team's planned $400M arena, is "now having second thoughts about supporting the Magic or anything else DeVos is associated with." Sheehan in an e-mail wrote, "I wonder if Mr. DeVos will want to sacrifice gay people to the lions in his new arena" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 10/4).