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Monday, January 21, 2013

The President's Second Inaugural Address


Lord have mercy, I have lived to see this day:

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 . . . .

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.

Thank you for that, Mr. President. Full text here.




See also gay Latino poet Richard Blanco reading his inaugural poem over at Reluctant Rebel.


3 comments:

Tim said...

Good news indeed, and welcome back Russ.

Frank said...

What a wonderful speech! Obama's references to Seneca Falls (women's suffrage), Selma (racial equality) and Stonewall (LGBT) were remarkably well chosen. Our thanks and appreciation should go out to President Obama!

Frank said...

And, Russ, thanks for the link!

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