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Sean Avery backs same-sex marriage

Updated: May 10, 2011, 10:25 AM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Rangers forward Sean Avery has given his support to the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign with a 30-second video.

Avery is said to be the first New York athlete to vocally support same-sex marriage.

The news was first reported by the New York Times.

In the Human Rights Campaign video, Avery, wearing a white shirt and glasses, says: "I'm Sean Avery and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality. I treat everyone the way I expect to be treated and that applies ...

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