After making anti-gay comments back in 2007, former NBA star Tim Hardaway continues to make amends for his insensitive remarks. Hardaway is a supporter of the legalization of gay marriage in the state of Florida. Per Fox Sports: “Hardaway, who retired in 2003, was scheduled at a Miami-area restaurant to become the first signer of a petition seeking the legalization of gay marriage in Florida. The Palm Beach Post reported the petition must gather more than 680,000 signatures from registered voters to get on the state ballot. After former NBA player John Amaechi revealed he is gay, Hardaway said in a radio interview in February 2007, ‘I hate gay people, so let it be known. I don’t like gay people and I don’t want to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the United States.’ Hardaway then was barred from NBA All-Star Game activities in Las Vegas. Regarding his 2007 comments, Hardaway soon stated, ‘I’m going to do whatever I can to correct it.’ And he has.”
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