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Indiana football RB takes to field, Ellen Show in support of counselor

A running back at a Catholic school in Indiana ran onto the football field waving a small rainbow flag before the first game of the season on Aug. 17.
In the stands, some students were decked in colorful clothing and face paint.
Elijah Mahan and the Roncalli High School student section were protesting to support Shelly Fitzgerald, a school guidance counselor who had been placed on paid administrative leave in early August because she was married to a woman.
Fitzgerald told Ellen Degeneres on the Ellen Show that she had been with her wife for 22 years — married for four — and the two had a 12-year-old daughter