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Sport Wallabies star opposes marriage equality

14:06  13 september  2017
14:06  13 september  2017 Source:

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A prominent Australian rugby star who came out against marriage equality has reiterated his opposition to the move. The opposition comes despite his own team, Qantas Wallabies , being strongly in support of a measure to legalise same-sex marriage .

High profile Wallabies star Israel Folau has unleashed a social media storm, after tweeting his opposition to moves to legalise same-sex marriage.

Folau, who is a devout Christian, has previously stayed silent on political and religious issues, but has drawn intense criticism following his comments.

Israel Folau. © Getty Images Israel Folau. “I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions,” he tweeted.

“But personally, I will not support gay marriage.”

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His post comes a day after Wallabies captain Michael Hooper spoke to Fairfax Media of his, and the team's, support of marriage equality , with the Wallabies also making a public stand on their respective social media channels.

But personally, I will not support gay marriage ." Fellow players including retired Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas slammed Folau for his tweet, but now the 28-year-old athlete has spoken out once again. The Wallabies player said he will "stand firm" on his opposition to equality .

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