POLL: ESPN Surveys NFL, NBA, MLB And NHL Pros On Gay Marriage anonymously surveyed pro athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball to find out where they stood on a variety of subjects—including marriage equality. Overall, the players approved of same-sex marriage 59.3% to 40.7%. But looking at individual sports, baseball and basketball players were anti-equality as a whole. The NHL, where Toronto Maple Leaf General Manager Brian Burke launched the You Can Play campaign, and  the NFL, home to ally players like Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo are the most supportive sports.

Looks like we’ll be watching the Stanley Cup and the Super Bowl this season!

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  • Dawson

    And the educational level of the NBA and MLB?

  • tripledee138

    Hockey is currently on hiatus until the players and owners sign a new collective
    bargaining agreement. But last year, the first time I saw the ‘You Can Play’ video
    on the big video that was awesome!

  • USC Trojans Fan

    Nearly 93% of NHL players support gay rights!

    That is an INCREDIBLE amount. Given the fact that there are so many self loathing gays out there, I doubt you could find that much support (93%) for our rights in OUR OWN community.

    Not surprised with the numbers in the NBA (and I’ll just leave it at that) but proud of the numbers in the NFL.

  • Kevin B

    They only questioned 62 people. That’s 15 per sport, give or take. You can get any result you want to from a sample size that small.

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