Some voice support for Peter Vidmar following resignation

by | May 20, 2011

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Peter Vidmar's sudden resignation May 5 as United States Olympic Committee chef de mission for the 2012 London Summer Olympics has drawn plenty of reaction.

Vidmar, a member of the LDS Church and two-time 1984 Olympic gold medal winner, stepped down after word spread that he donated $2,000 and participated in two rallies to support traditional marriage of a man and a woman during the Proposition 8 debate in California in 2008. Vidmar was appointed to the position on April 28.

“The church wanted to take a stand on the issue, and they invited their members to take a stand,” he told the Chicago Tribune, in explaining that his opposition to same-sex marriage comes from his religious views. “I chose to be involved.”

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