Obama Tackles Sequester, Health Care, Gay Rights in Press Conference

Obama still pledges commitment to get broad deal to replace sequester.


The president phoned Collins Monday night and publicly thanked Collins for being an example to young gay men and lesbians who look up to him and may be struggling with their own sexual identity.

"I am proud of it," Obama said. "Everybody is part of the family and we judge people on the basis of their character and their performance and not their sexual orientation."

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