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Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wins Webby award for online support of gay marriage

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe scored another (off-the-field) award Tuesday, getting a Webby for his online work supporting same-sex marriage.

The award came a day after a breakthrough in gender issues in sports yesterday, when NBA center Jason Collins announced he was gay, the first active player in a major men’s American sport league to do so.

In March, Kluwe’s Twitter account was named by Time magazine as one of the top 140 this year. He was honored today, judges said, for supporting gay marriage. He is one of 20-some current athletes who signed a ”friend of the court” brief in favor of same-sex marriage in a case being considered by the Supreme Court.

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