Peter Vidmar, who is Mormon, stepped down from his post last week as the chief of mission for the U.S. Olympic team in 2012 after reports of his opposition to gay marriage came to light.
Vidmar, who is a three-time Olympic medalist, was appointed to the post and both the Chicago Tribune and OutSports.com reported his involvement with pushing for California’s Proposition 8 to pass. The articles featured statements from Olympic figure skater and reality television star Johnny Weir, and Jessica Mendoza, president of the Women’s Sports Foundation and two-time Olympic medalist.
“I certainly wouldn’t want to be represented by someone who is anti-gay marriage. It isn’t just about marriage, it is being allowed equal rights as Americans.
“The fact this man who is very publicly against something that may be represented on the American team is disgraceful,” Weir told the Chicago Tribune.
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