Michelle Obama tells out-and-proud Jason Collins: ‘We’ve got your back!’; Update: POTUS calls Collins to offer support

First, she became proud of her country. Now, she’s proud of openly gay NBA player Jason Collins:

They’ve “got his back.” That, of course, may be contingent upon a few things:

Heh.

While plenty of FLOTUS’ fans are impressed:

Not everyone is clear on why Collins’ revelation warrants special recognition from the First Lady:

Good for Collins. Really. But there are men and women who face true hardships on a daily basis, who literally put their lives on the line. Perhaps we’ll assign more value to FLOTUS shout-outs when she acknowledges their contributions to our country and gives them the respect they deserve.

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Update:

Collins has reportedly received one of President Obama’s coveted phone calls:

How nice for him. Nice to know the president’s priorities remain in tact:

Maybe if Terry had been a gay professional athlete.

And exactly what we’d expect from our illustrious leader.

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