It’s not like Steve Young is related to Brigham Young or anything … or Jeff Kent is cranky

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NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and ESPN analyst Steve Young and his wife are publicly opposing a state ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriage in California.

Steve and Barbara Young have posted yard signs in front of their Palo Alto home urging a no vote on Proposition 8. Barbara Young has also donated about $50,000 to defeat the measure.

Young, a prominent Mormon, has broken with his church on the issue. The Mormon Church has donated much money to the “Yes on 8″ campaign.

Young isn’t the current or former athlete to fight Prop 8. According to campaign records, Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent has donated $15,000 to the campaign to ban gay marriage.

– The Associated Press

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