Blazers, Timbers and Thorns support gay marriage

Blazers, Timbers and Thorns support gay marriage

The Portland Trail Blazers, Timbers and Thorns are the first major U.S. professional sports organizations to support same-sex marriage.

The Timbers and Thorns made the announcement through a statement from owner Merritt Paulson, saying the organizations are proud to support gay marriage.

Later, the Blazers also released a statement backing the effort, saying they are "believers in individual choice as a fundamental right of all people."

Read more at KGW.