What did you think of President Obama's inauguration address yesterday? President Obama has included the LGBT community in both of his inauguration addresses. This time, connecting the birth of the equality struggle birthed during the Stonewall Riots in 1969 to civil rights battlegrounds in Selma, Alabama in 1965 and the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.
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....
...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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Watch the full inauguration address here: