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First openly gay player drafted in the NFL kisses boyfriend live on telly

Congratulations Michael Sam!

YESTERDAY , MISSOURI MAN Michael Sam became the first openly gay NFL player to be drafted in the league.

Sam has been selected by the St Louis Rams, and he was told the news with live TV cameras trained on him.

His reaction, and celebration with his boyfriend was shown on ESPN and other news networks.

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US President Barack Obama has congratulated the athlete, saying in a White House statement:

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.

Sam and his boyfriend Vito also tweeted about their joy in the wake of the announcement.

VIDEO: The Dallas sportscaster’s brilliant speech in support of Michael Sam>

Jon Stewart dismantles the idea the NFL isn’t ready for a gay player>

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