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Soccer Star Wambach: Marriage Not About Politics

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For Abby Wambach, marrying partner and professional teammate Sarah Huffman was purely a statement of love, not politics. Yet the star of the U.S. women's national soccer team understands that as soon as news broke of their Oct. 5 ceremony in Hawaii, she became perhaps the highest-profile athlete in the national debate over same-sex marriage and a role model for advocates. "I know that I'll end up being a role model for many, many people out there for all kinds of reasons," Wambach said this week in her first public comments since getting married. "My first hope is for being a genuine, honest and good person, then a great soccer player and then down the line, the choice I've made to marry not only my best friend and teammate, but the love of my life." Wambach and the national team play Australia on Sunday in San Antonio. In an interview this week, the 2012 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year and international career goals leader smiled as she showed off her platinum...
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