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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:36 PM

Obama Calls For Equality For ‘Our Gay Brothers And Sisters’ [View all]

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PEMA LEVY 12:10 PM EST, MONDAY JANUARY 21, 2013

President Obama called for the equal treatment of gay Americans in his second inaugural address Monday.

"Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well," Obama said.

Obama also included a mention of the Stonewall riots in a list of civil rights movements:

We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.

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Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-calls-for-equality-for-our-gay-brothers



Link Full Text Of Obama’s Second Inaugural Address:
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/full-text-of-obamas-second-inaugural-address

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