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Australian Football League Players Part Of Formal Push To Legalize Gay Marriage

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 01 / 15

The Australian Football League playing collective "joined a formal movement" lobbying to legalize gay marriage, joining some 376 organizations nationally, according to Samantha Lane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Dual Brownlow medalist Adam Goodes and St. Kilda's Sam Gilbert "are among the current an...

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