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WNBA Lynx' On-Court Success Translating To Increase In Tickets, Merch Sales
Published October 16, 2012
SPEAKING OUT: The AP's Jon Krawczynski noted that with Lynx F Seimone Augustus' "adopted home state of Minnesota considering a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage," she is "now becoming a vocal proponent of equal rights for gays." Augustus said, "I felt like it was the perfect time for me, being on a platform where I can make a change with my voice and my situation." The Lynx are "looking to become the league's first repeat champions in 10 years." Augustus also is "fresh off a gold medal at the London Olympics, so she's hoping to take advantage of her increased national profile to help influence the vote." Augustus and girlfriend LaTaya Varner "plan to be married in May" (AP, 10/15).