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On a landmark day for the rights of homosexuals in America, one player chose to make it a negative.

One team chose to make it a celebration.

The 49ers just tweeted out a simple message in the wake of today’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, their logo in white over a rainbow flag, with the message “#LoveWins.”

San Francisco might be the first market you’d expect to see such a message of diversity pop up, but it’s still stands out when a team in the money-driven corporate world of the NFL take any stand that could be considered controversial.

Of course, the idea that any humans should have the same rights regardless of sexual preference might be controversial is still somewhat odd, but the 49ers deserve credit for taking the stand.

Unlike the craven decision of Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson, who made his feed private after equating homosexuality to pedophilia and incest, the 49ers aren’t likely to delete this one later.

While they might represent a city more open to alternative lifestyles than most, not all of their fans are going to agree with it. They did it anyway. And like the Panthers calling for the removal of the Confederate flag in the wake of the Charleston church shootings, it’s a strong use of a strong platform.

And that’s something not enough players, and not enough teams in a sanitized-for-TV league are willing to risk.

That would be a change for the worse. Thats 1 fugle color.

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Glad they did it, good for them taking a stand.

Let's be honest here, this is not likely to hurt the team, or the NFL very much. The owners will likely still be rich, the team will probably make a lot of money still.

Julian Edelman put a rainbow over his facebook profile, but I doubt the Pats will lose a lot of money over it. Him doing it will probably have little to no bearing on how much they throw to him.

People love football, it is hard to stay away when your a fan. I doubt enough fans will actually buoycott the team over this, especially considering the area the team is from where a good bulk of the fans probably are.

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Sad for Josh Robinson. Sad that you can't disagree with something without being vilified for it. Nobody's going to lose money by supporting this PC agenda, only the ones who don't agree with the visceral vocal masses will be in danger of losing out...

John Oliver pretty much nailed it on the head..."You already knew who was going to be angry or happy about this ruling..."

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Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from people judging your speech, in fact it implies the opposite is true, as 'judgmental' speech is a part of it. I know you didn't mention freedom of speech, but I figured I'd throw it out there because people often use 'freedom of speech' as a defense when people judge what they say.

As for Josh Robinson, perhaps HOW he said it was what caused more of a reaction. Adrian Peterson said he didn't support gay marriage I believe, as did David Tyree. It was talked about, but people didn't seem to vilify them too strongly. AP said he didn't support it, Tyree I believe talked about the tradition of marriage.

Robinson however, made comparisons of gay marriage to child molestation, which shows a strong misunderstanding of what he is objecting to. If someone really doesn't know the difference between those two things and is speaking out in outrage, it's hard to have very much sympathy for them.

PC or not, gay marriage is something I support. I'll defend free speech strongly, including speech I don't approve of, but as I stated in my first paragraph Robinson's free speech rights were not violated. He isn't someone I have sympathy for.

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