As the residents of Minnesota go to vote this November for Marriage Equality it looks like we have one more high profile athlete’s voice on our side.

University of Minnesota basketball star Trevor Mbakwe has joined the team of those opposing the state’s anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment.

In a post on Minnesotans for Equality’s Facebook page, he writes, “This proposed amendment would permanently ADD in discrimination to our states constitution. This feels like taking a step back in time, it’s 2012, and this sort of extreme act is not only unfair … it’s anti-Minnesotan! By voting NO to this extreme Marriage Amendment, you’re sending a message that you support the rights for all loving couples, gay or straight.”

Mbakwe, a forward who is a top rebounder for Minnesota’s Gophers, also invites readers to a September 14 party to raise awareness of the issue and funds for the fight.