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President Obama in NAACP speech includes mention of “our gay brothers and sisters, still taunted, still attacked, still denied their rights.”

President Obama addresses the NAACP in New York Thursday night on the group's 100th anniversary.

President Barack Obama addressed the NAACP in New York Thursday night on the group’s 100th anniversary and the nation’s first African-American president said: “Make no mistake: The pain of discrimination is still felt in America.”

Obama urged African-Americans to be realistic about some of the difficulties they may face, but to remember that “your destiny is in your hands.” He also expanded his message of equal rights beyond the black communities as discrimination is felt “by African-American women paid less for doing the same work as colleagues of a different color and gender. By Latinos made to feel unwelcome in their own country. By Muslim Americans viewed with suspicion for simply kneeling down to pray. By our gay brothers and sisters, still taunted, still attacked, still denied their rights.”

Here is video of that portion of his speech:

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