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Mariners To Fly Gay Pride Flag At Game

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File photo of an activist holding up the rainbow pride flag.  (credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of an activist holding up the rainbow pride flag. (credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE, Wash. (CBS Seattle) – The Seattle Mariners are about to make Major League Baseball history.

Adam McRoberts, a spokesman for Seattle Out & Proud, tells KCPQ-TV that the Mariners will be the first MLB team in history to publicly fly the rainbow Pride flag at a game.

The flag will be flown on Sunday at Safeco Field when the Mariners host the Chicago Cubs.

This game coincides with the city’s 39th annual Seattle Pride Parade. The parade celebrates “Equality: Passed, Present & Future.”

“We’re thrilled to have so much community support in Seattle and greatly appreciate the leadership from the Marines in promoting equality and acceptance in professional sports,” McRoberts told KCPQ.

“We’re part of this community. Our fans are a reflection of our community,” Rebecca Hale, the Mariners director of publication information, told the station. “We thought this was an appropriate gesture on a day that is very meaningful to the LGBT community.”

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and also opened the door for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

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