Same-sex marriage is legal in nine of the 50 United States and recognized in two more; civil unions are legal in eight states. None of them is Colorado. The Centennial State does acknowledge domestic partnerships in a limited framework, but not the right of same-sex partners to fully, officially and legally participate in married life. Colorado is where Kenneth Faried plies his trade as a double-double machine for the 26-18 Denver Nuggets, and as you can see in the video above — produced by One Colorado, an advocacy organization that works to achieve and protect equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Colorado residents and their families — the state’s present position on civil union strikes the 23-year-old power forward as kind of odd. See, he’s long since made his peace with the notion of the LGBT community having the same rights as heterosexuals because he’s come of age in a loving environment with two mothers. It’s clearly worked out pretty well for him; he’s not sure why other folks mind it so much.