'This Week' Transcript: 2013 Game Changers

SAWYER: When you heard the news, what did you do?

WINDSOR: Cried. First thing, OK. And the room was full of people, so we were both screaming and crying at the same time.

WRIGHT: Sadly, her wife Thea Spyer did not live to see it.

SAWYER: Do you think about what you would like to say to her today?

WINDSOR: I know that you're stunned, OK. It's really just -- I know what she would say, she would say you did it, honey.

WRIGHT: The latest ABC News polling data finds that support for gay marriage is at an all-time high. 58 percent of Americans now say it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed.

Ironically, one of the biggest financial backers of the minority view, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-gay causes is Robbie Rogers new boss, the owner of the LA Galaxy, billionaire Philip Anschutz.

Has he said anything to you?


WRIGHT: No conversations at all.

ROGERS: No conversation at all.

WRIGHT: Rogers says his fans and his family have been every bit as accepting as he could have hoped.

ROGERS: They were supportive from the minute I told them. Everything that happens was the exact opposite of what I thought would happen. You know, I come from a very Catholic, conservative family. And I can tell you they've never, ever voted liberal or Democrat in their lives.

WRIGHT: He says there have been a few abusive remarks from the sidelines, but mostly from fans of rival teams.

ROGERS: Just like -- like fag or stuff like that. But it's usually when we're winning.

WRIGHT: So we're not talking Jackie Robinson abuse?

ROGERS: No. No. And I don't like when people compare Jason Collins or I to him, because people wanted to kill him. And you know, there's just people that don't agree with us.

WRIGHT: The place he was most worried about -- the locker room.

So any awkward moments in the locker room at all?

ROGERS: For the most part, no, especially in our locker room. The guys are very respectful. And we make jokes.

WRIGHT: What kind of jokes?

ROGERS: Well, like, guys will like I'm the first person they come to for fashion advice. And I'm just like, come on, are you serious?

WRIGHT: Rogers' experience is in keeping with other high-profile Americans whose highly personal decision this year to come out hasn't made their careers miss a beat.

So there are about 6,000 professional athletes in this country, exactly two of whom are out, you and Jason Collins, what do you suspect the real number is?

ROGERS: I have no clue. Not one has reached out to me. You know, Jason and I are friends, we talk all the time, but besides that I haven't spoken to any -- any other athletes that are closeted.

WRIGHT: No one has reached out to you?

ROGERS: No one.

Again, I have...

WRIGHT: No one has quietly said, hey, keep it a secret, but...

ROGERS: No, no. And I've had like thousands and thousands of e- mails and letters and everything, from people from everywhere, everywhere around the world -- or the world. so...

WRIGHT: It's amazing.

ROGERS: Yeah, nothing.

WRIGHT: He's hoping his example will make a difference.

For This Week, David Wright, ABC News, Los Angeles.


STEPHANOPOULOS: It already has.

And coming up, more of our special edition This Week game changers, including the teenager nominated for a Nobel peace prize in 2013 Malala up next.

But first, more of our This Week regulars and their game changers.


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