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Gay Rights Org. Calls Malarkey on 'Anarchy' Claim

6/16/2011 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A powerful gay rights organization claims Super Bowl hero David Tyree is wrong -- legalizing gay marriage will NOT send our country into a state of "anarchy" ... and there's proof all over the world.

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A rep for the Human Rights Campaign tells TMZ ... "Anarchy? Hardly. Committed gay and lesbian couples have been able to legally marry in five states and the District of Columbia — not to mention a number of foreign countries — for years now and cows are still giving milk, little boys are still pulling little girls’ pig tails, and we still drive on the right side of the street."

The rep adds, "New York’s passage of this law will result in nothing more than a more just and equitable society."

Jarret Barrios -- President of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation -- ain't holding back either, telling us, "Tyree’s statements are as misleading as they are ridiculous, and do not accurately reflect the growing acceptance that we're seeing from sports stars like Charles Barkley, Steve Nash, Sean Avery, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Scott Fujita and fellow former Giant Michael Strahan."

061611_david_tyree_videoAs TMZ previously reported ... the former NY Giants star took a very hard line against gay marriage during an interview yesterday with a faith-based organization called the National Organization for Marriage.


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Atlantaguy    

I seem to remember when they said that allowing Blacks to go to the same schools as White kids (or marry White women) would also cause "anarchy" and the collapse of our society. Many years before they said that freeing the slaves would cause anarchy as well.

Hmmmm. We're still here.

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IN MY OPINION    

WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH?

HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION and PEOPLE SHOULD RESPECT THAT.

THE KKK IS STILL AROUND GO JUMP DOWN THEIR THROATS.

1174 days ago
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mildly insane    

Ban all marriage agreements
switch everyone to cohabitation
agreements if someone wants a ceremony
they can have it

1174 days ago
4.

roberg    

Glad he spoke his mind and shared his opinion! He has every right to do so, and who cares what anyone else says about HIS opinion????

1174 days ago
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janet    

Enough with all of this gay crap. How come they get to call each other f*gs, queens, dikes and whatever but that's always Ok.

1174 days ago
6.

Damon    

Tyree is an excon drug dealer! His opinion,is just that, his opinion!

1174 days ago
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mydrboys    

TMZ we clearly understand that you are Pro-gay marriage. You have made it extra clear in the past. Tyree can voice his opinion just like everyone else. Its not a big deal.. Gay marriage just like Abortion has always been a topic for debate.. stop wanting to trash Tyree.

1174 days ago
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mydrboys    

He has the right to his own opinion. Doesn't everyone?

1174 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

First Amendment to the United States Constitution

HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION!
HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION!
HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION!
HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION!
HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION!
HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION!
HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION!
HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION!

People can't voice an opinion without some group jumping down their throats.

He expressed his opinion; is he wrong because the majority doesn't agree? I think not.

1174 days ago
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JT    

Freedom of speech? Get a grip. You CAN'T yell fire in a theatre. You can't say someone is a murderer, for example, who isn't. You'll be sued. You can't say you have a bomb at an airport, even as a joke. The list goes on. There's laws against all kinds of things involving speech.

In any case, he DOES have the right to say these ignorant things--who's stopping him? Has he been arrested? But there's ALSO the freedom for people to say things back. Funny you want him to say hi*****e, but you're against anyone responding. Ya, that's freedom of speech.

Get an education and learn what "freedom of speech" means and the difference with "responsible speech."

1174 days ago
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washout22    

If you want to be defined by a peverse act then by all means go ahead, but dont expect us to approve. You sickos need to find girlfriends and quit grossing everyone out. If you want to chicken fight, play but darts, go dirt farming, live in brown town, or playing pickup sticks with each other...thats fine, but dont expect us to respect you for your vile actions. Were any of you born out of a sphinkter? When one of you can produce a baby out of your hoohaw...then society could consider same sex marriage, but until then...QUIT GROSSING EVERYONE OUT AND GET A GIRLFRIEND!

1174 days ago
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richardwww    

David Tyree should be ashamed of himself.

I remember reading about a guy who said ALL people should be equal, equal in every aspect of life, he preached about forgivness, equality, respect, kindness and love. What would the great Martin Luther King have thought of Tyree's comments?

1174 days ago
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mydrboys    

If he would have said he is Pro-Gay the news and the public would have said he was a Closet Homo. Please ... give the guy a break its not such a big damn deal. I am with the one that said the KKK is still around.. JUMP DOWN THEIR THROATS!

1174 days ago
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Kevin    

YEAH...Every "So-called Black Man" says this, while he's either Screwing SOME HO behind his wife's BACK, OR he is on the DOWN-LOW himself.....As SO many men like this ARE { Thank you Rev. Eddie Long}..
TRULY STRAIGHT MEN ARE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT GAYS OR WHAT THEY DO....IF...THEY ARE TRULY STRAIGHT AND COMFORTABLE IN THEIR HETEROSEXUALITY....
IF they are Closeted DOWN-LOW BROTHAS they ARE WORRIED....WHY? Because they are scared they might get BUSTED like Ted Haggard, Eddie Long, Mark Foley, the guy in the airport bathroom stall, etc, etc, etc..ALL UPSTANDING "FAMILY MEN" WITH WIVES!

1174 days ago
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Kevin    

THIS IS A "DOWN-LOW BROTHA" IF I've EVA heard one!!!LOL!!
"ANARCHY"..?!?!?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?! This cat can probably not even SPELL "ANARCHY"....

YEAH...Every "So-called Black Man" says this, while he's either Screwing SOME HO behind his wife's BACK, OR he is on the DOWN-LOW himself.....As SO many men like this ARE {Thank you Rev. Eddie Long}..
TRULY STRAIGHT MEN ARE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT GAYS OR WHAT THEY DO....IF...THEY ARE TRULY STRAIGHT AND COMFORTABLE IN THEIR HETEROSEXUALITY....
IF they are Closeted DOWN-LOW BROTHAS they ARE WORRIED....WHY? Because they are scared they might get BUSTED like Ted Haggard, Eddie Long, Mark Foley, the guy in the airport bathroom stall, etc, etc, etc..ALL UPSTANDING "FAMILY MEN" WITH WIVES!
In a World or Schwartzeneggers and Weiners, "traditional Marriage" is a JOKE!

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