Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson compared gay marriage to pedophilia and incest in a series of Twitter posts on Friday following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage.
The landmark Supreme Court decision effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The Court's 2013 decision ruling the crux of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and subsequent decisions from lower courts laid the groundwork for Friday's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.
While a number of athletes praised the Court's decision, Robinson questioned whether the logic that has led to the legalization of gay marriage could also allow the justification of pedophilia and incest.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe predicted that Robinson would come to regret his tweets.
Later on Friday, Robinson made his Twitter account private.
- Stanley Kay