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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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16.

Kevin    

THIS IS A "DOWN-LOW" Brotha if I've EVA HEARD ONE!!!! LOL
ARE YOU KIDDING?!?!?!?!

HE PROBABLY HAS A "BOOTY BUMP" WAITN FOR HIM AT HIS HOUSE RIGHT NOW!!!!

AND VERY TYPICAL, "ANARCHY"....HA..He can't even SPELL "ANARCHY"....
AND, in a world of SCHWARTZENEGGERS AND WEINERS, "Traditional" "Marriage" is a JOKE ANYWAY...
However, he does have the right to his LAME opinion, and should be able to voice it.

1192 days ago
17.

ammo461    

As a retired military person I have fought for other countries freedoms and moving to a more democratic existence in the world. As our country continues to deny a group of people their God and constitutionally given rights to freedom and the pursuit of happiness. I find it very disturbing when anyone would deny someone in this country based off their own personal believe the ability to achieve that happiness and whom ever they chose to share their happiness with.

1192 days ago
18.

IN MY OPINION    

JT,

GIVE ME A BREAK!

HE DID NOT:
1. yell fire in a theatre.
2. say someone is a murderer, for example, who isn't. You'll be sued.
3. say you have a bomb at an airport, even as a joke.

SO WHY ARE PEOPLE MAKING A BIG DEAL????

If according to you it's not freedom of speech, then

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!

1192 days ago
19.

Martin    

Freedom of speech works both ways.

He has the right to his opinion, and people have the right to express disagreement.

1192 days ago
20.

Cartman    

Why not endorse plural homosexual marriage since we are giving all of normal society the finger?

Sometimes I think the Muslims have the best answer for homosexual marriage.

1192 days ago
21.

Scott    

Marriage is a joke anyway whats the current divorce rate at?

If everyone is so worried the government should charge a divorce tax of 15% of all combined asset's.

This way Ohwell can finally come out of the closet and marry his boyfriend and we get 15% when they break up.

A win win situation.....

Peace.

1192 days ago
22.

dirk    

he is so racist and he doesn`t know

1192 days ago
23.

Pat    

David Tyree is an idiot. I bet he thinks the world will end in 2012. He thinks the world is flat. He thinks OJ didn't do it. He thinks he matters.
The truth is losing a 7th game in the Stanley Cup will and does cause anarchy. I have never seen a city turn to anarchy when a same sex couple got married.

1192 days ago
24.

peteNsfo    

It's scary how many people see this ONLY as a gay-issue.

It's actually about equal treatment under the law AND not allowing 'religious groups' to influence the creation of law.

Many religions don't allow divorce, contraception, eating pork, consumption of alcohol or smoking... Are you ready to follow ALL the laws of other religions???

Keep your faith. And, please, keep it out of my gov't!

1192 days ago
25.

lander    

all aboard the PC language train. your conductor is the clown possy of lesbians and gays and who-knows-what-it-is, making sure you don't say criticize them or say anything they don't like. say goodbye to free speech when it's regulated by these clowns.

1192 days ago
26.

Rudy    

It was not too long ago that it was illegal for blacks to marry whites. Did that lead to anarchy?!?!? People should do their research before they open there mouth. What an idiot. At least he went into the right profession that does not need to show his intelligence.

1192 days ago
27.

Carol    

I think it is about time people stood up for what is right. I am a christians and NO WHERE in the BIBLE does it state that it is ok for men to be with men or women to be with women. I am so happy that people are starting to stand up for the right thing to do.

1192 days ago
28.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

i am absolutely terrified 2 old queens and their cat will move in down the street from me

1192 days ago
29.

nic369    

many believed that allowing blacks into white schools would cause anarchy. they were entitled to their opinions and expressing them, even though they were wrong.

1192 days ago
30.

WhiteLatifah    

EVERYONE JUST WANTS THERE 5 MINS OF FAME

1192 days ago
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