Jun 28, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks first round pick Tim Hardaway Jr (right) and father and former NBA player Tim Hardaway pose for a photo before the start of the game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Hardaway To Be First To Sign Gay Marriage Equality Petition

Tim Hardaway has made a 180 degree turn from where he stood in 2007 in regards to gay rights, when he told a Miami radio host that he hated gay people and acknowledged he was homophobic.

Today, it was reported that the former Miami Heat point guard will be the first petition-signer on an effort to put a constitutional amendment that would legalize gay-marriage in Florida on the November 2014 ballot.

Equal Marriage Florida needs more than 680,000 signatures to get on the ballot.

From the Palm Beach Post report:

Equal Marriage Florida would define marriage as a “union of two persons” and would erase a gay marriage ban approved by voters only five years ago.

The effort was launched just days before U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and effectively made California the 13th state in the nation where same-sex couples can legally marry.

It’s been a time of change for Hardaway, whose son, Tim Hardaway Jr., was just drafted by the New York Knicks in the 2013 NBA Draft.

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