Obama Phones NBA’s Jason Collins To Express Support

President Barack Obama phoned NBA’s Jason Collins on Monday, after the 34-year-old center became the first major league athlete to come out.

First Lady Michelle Obama also expressed her support for Collins on Twitter.

“So proud of you, Jason Collins! This is a huge step forward for our country. We’ve got your back!” she said.

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