Ravens Birk voices opposition to same-sex marriage

Updated: October 2, 2012, 6:38 PM ET
Associated Press

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk has voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage, a view that opposes that of teammate Brandon Ayanbadejo.

In an article printed Sunday in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Birk wrote, "Ideas have consequences, and laws shape culture. Marriage redefinition will affect the broader well-being of children and the welfare of society. As a Christian and a citizen, I am compelled to care about both."

Birk is a Roman Catholic and father of ...

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