LGBT activists welcomed President Barack Obama’s historic speech given Monday, Jan. 21, in which he became the first President ever to reference Stonewall and gay rights in an inaugural address. Many saw it as a civil rights watershed along with key moments in the struggles for blacks and women.
In his speech, Obama said, “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.”
The president then asserted that the truth that all are created equal guides us today “just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall.”
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