Obama Congratulates Sam And The Rams On ‘Important Step Forward’

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May 11, 2014 10:39 a.m.

President Obama on Saturday congratulated Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay NFL player on Saturday when the Rams chose him in the draft.

“The President congratulates Michael Sam, the Rams and the NFL for taking an important step forward today in our Nation’s journey. From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are,” the White House said in a statement.

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