SAVE Dade says it is "pleased that the Miami Dolphins acted swiftly and took immediate action in light of [wide receiver Mike] Wallace's insensitive comments towards the LGBT community."
Here's the complete SAVE Dade statement:
SAVE Dade's official statement in response to the Miami Dolphins statement.
SAVE Dade is pleased that the Miami Dolphins acted swiftly and took immediate action in light of Mr. Wallace's insensitive comments towards the LGBT community. The Dolphins’ rapid steps ensures us that their organization believes in inclusiveness and respect. We all know that the first step towards accepting a culture of inclusiveness is to educate a community and commit to open dialogue. I believe that the Miami Dolphins today showed they are willing to be part of the education campaign that must continue throughout South Florida, the state and nation to achieve greater acceptance for all.
SAVE Dade recognizes that Mr. Wallace's comment may have come from a lack of knowledge rather than malice. We welcome a chance to help Mr. Wallace "understand" the plight of LGBT people as they strive to be equal and contributing members of the broader community.
Miami Dolphins Official Statement.
"Mike Wallace has apologized for his comments, and we have addressed the matter with him. Mike’s comments do not reflect the views of the Miami Dolphins. We believe in a culture of inclusiveness and respect, and any statements to the contrary are in no way acceptable to our organization. We will address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices.”