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Video: President Barack Obama calls for equality for gay Americans in his historic inaugural address

It was glorious to watch Barack Obama became the first president in US history to call for equality for gays and lesbians in an inaugural speech this morning.

‘Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,’ Obama said during a 19-minute speech. ‘If we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to each other is equal as well.’

Obama, who made history last year when he became the first US president to publicly support gay marriage, also made reference to the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City which are credited with being the start of the modern gay rights movement.

The Stonewall riots were mentioned along with other civil rights battles and was tied into the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Bravo, Mr. President!

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3 Remarks

  1. ONE OF THE BEST SPEECHES OF OUR TIME! FABULOUS DAY FOR ALL AMERICANS!

  2. The greatest speech EVER !!!

  3. When the President mentioned Stonewall I immediately got goosebumps all over. When he called for our equality under the law, I found myself holding back tears.

    What a magnificent speech. And don’t discount the Supreme Court Justices sitting behind him hearing him call for equality. It does make a difference.

    I hope we get to celebrate the end of Section 3 of DOMA by the end of June. That will go a long way when treating the GLBT community equally under the law.

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