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Obama says 'proud' after Collins comes out


08:35, May 03, 2013

US President Obama told reporters he "couldn't be prouder" of NBA player Jason Collins, who one day earlier announced he was gay. (CNTV)

The reaction has been swift and overwhelmingly positive following the revelation by NBA center Jason Collins that he is gay. The 34-year-old becomes the only active player in North American sports to make such a public admission.

Now, comes the next step what happens when he steps back onto the court. He told ABC’s George Stephanapoulos that he believes things will be the same.

"...happiest I have ever been", Jason Collins, first openly gay NNA player said.

Collins has been applauded by people from all walks of life after his courageous decision to come out as gay in a self-written cover story for Sports Illustrated.

Among those who have sent out tweets showing their solidarity with Collins is First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton. Current US President Barack Obama, also wasn't shy to show his support.

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