Transcript: George Stephanopoulos Interviews Jason Collins After Becoming First Openly Gay NBA Player


Jason Collins Talks Family, Future

STEPHANOPOULOS: You talk a lot about your family. You'd like a family of your own someday?

COLLINS: Yes, I would.



STEPHANOPOULOS: You want to be married?

... COLLINS: Yes. I, along with many other people in this country, anxiously awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court. And I'm hoping for marriage equality – obviously in this country. It's about time that everyone be allowed to share that special bond and that special day. And, after that day, that special commitment to another person.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, it sounds like you just wanna move on from the decision and go back to playing' ball and having' a family and raising kids.

COLLINS: Why not? That's what life's about. I've been very blessed. And I see the joy and hard work that my brother goes through with having three kids all under the age of five. But there's something special about sharing a life with someone. And that's, what I want.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So you say you're the happiest you've ever been?


STEPHANOPOULOS: But even more happiness ahead?

COLLINS: Definitely. I'm very optimistic of what the future brings.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Congratulations.

COLLINS: Thank you.

RELATED: Collins Says It's 'Mind-Boggling' to Be First Openly Gay Major Pro Athlete

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