Obama Becomes First President Ever To Mention Gay Rights In Inaugural Speech
During his second inaugural address, President Obama made history by becoming the first president to ever mention homosexuality and gay rights in such a speech, affirming his recent turn of support for same-sex marriage.
While delivering a passage on equal rights, the president said, “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.”
“It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began,” he continued. “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.”
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