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    I'm glad that figure skating has one brave soul willing to speak out (as much as an athlete who wants a berth on the Olympic team can speak out). It shows how brave she really is, and is consistent with her fighter attitude. This is what a true sporting hero and role model looks like.

    Bravo, Ashley!
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    Great to see her speakout

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    I knew I liked her for a reason

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    Yet another reason to like Ashley . . . you go, girl!

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    Lovin' Ashley!

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    She's fearless on and off the ice - kudos to her!

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    Thank you, Ashley!

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    Per Phil Hersh on twitter:

    @AshWagner2010 and Jeremy Abbott only ones of 6 top US skaters to say they don't support anti-gay law.

    @EvanLysacek, @GraceEGold, Max Aaron and Agnes Zawadzki basically say they will follow USOC lead on issue
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyBut View Post
    I always thought there was a latent Gay Icon lurking in Ashley Wagner.
    I agree.

    When is the next vote on the Gay Icon?
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Go Ashley!

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    Love her for speaking up, and I love the way she spoke up. Very honest and straightforward, no false piety, and with minimal political grandstanding. None, really, considering she was expressing her opinion on such a contentious issue. Rock on, and get that damn 3-3, girl!
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    Fantastic! I hope there won't be any backlash for her. She expressed herself very well, clear message, nothing antagonistic, well done Ashley!
    Touching the void.

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    Well done, Ashley! One more reason to admire her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    Well done, Ashley! One more reason to admire her.
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    I agree.

    When is the next vote on the Gay Icon?
    It doesn't even need to happen. I think we've found our winner!
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    I bet Morry hates her now.
    I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.


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    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
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    The other skaters might give this some thought.

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    Go Ashley!

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    Good, brave, principled girl.
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    @EvanLysacek, @GraceEGold, Max Aaron and Agnes Zawadzki basically say they will follow USOC lead on issue
    The way I read it Evan, Gracie, and Max did the equivalent of "no comment", Agnes said the equivalent of 'I can't be bothered to care one way or the other, the issue doesn't concern me'.

    Now that Ashley has eloquently said something, and Jeremy not so eloquently- I wonder if more skaters will feel comfortable saying something? I honestly think many of them are scared to take a stand.

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