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Minnesota Viking player Chris Kluwe's book to be published


UPI News Service, 01/19/2013 

Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter known as an advocate of gay marriage, has a book of essays coming out titled "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies."

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Little Brown, the publisher, said the book will hit the stores on June 25, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

"Chris Kluwe's book is just like Chris Kluwe, sharp-tongued, forthright and committed to exposing and eviscerating our society's density as quickly and completely as possible," John Parsley, his editor, said in a news release.

Kluwe stopped writing a blog for the Pioneer Press last year because of the newspaper's support of a Minnesota effort to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The amendment failed.

He also wrote an open letter to a Maryland official who opposed the successful move to legalize gay marriage there. Assemblyman Emmet Burns had asked the Baltimore Ravens to quiet a team member who openly backed gay marriage.

Kluwe, who has been with the Vikings since 2005, is also bassist with a Minneapolis band, Tripping Icarus. He is married and has two children.


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