Skip to comments.Obama Becomes First President To Mention Gay Rights In Inaugural Address
Posted on 01/21/2013 1:09:10 PM PST by Zakeet
President Obama on Monday became the first American president to refer to gay rights in an inaugural address, drawing effusive praise from gay rights advocates for his strong embrace of the cause and reflecting how much his views have changed.
Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, the president said, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.
He invoked the Stonewall riots of 1969, a landmark event in the history of the gay rights movement, tying them to seminal events in the battles for womens suffrage and civil rights.
We, the people, Obama said, 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.
CNNs Anderson Cooper immediately recognized the significance of the moment.
For a president who only recently, to use his word, evolved on the issue of same-sex marriage, he made very forceful statements in this inaugural address, actually, historic statements on equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans, said Cooper, who is openly gay.
Gay rights groups were thrilled by Obamas explicit embrace of their cause.
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We all know you are in the closet, obozo!
How about revealing secrets like your college records and how you got into, much less made it through Harvard Law given your 3rd level intellect?
Ask the black church going voters what they thought of President Obama’s comparison of Selma to Stonewall.
We also know he lied to voters in 2008 when he claimed he opposed same sex marriage and later came “evolve” on this issue.
The “black church goers” are just that...church goers. When 96% of blacks vote for abortion and homosexual marriage their designation as “Christian” bears scrutiny.
But...but...what about the transgendered?
They were assured in 2008 by their pastors and community leaders that he was not pro-abort/pro-homo. “Fight the smears.”
Millions stayed home this time.
But ask them how they like their historical touchstone repeatedly whored out by Baraq Hussein Ubama. A man who told a crowd gathered in Selma that HE EXITS because somebody marched in Selma. Not exists in the White House, but that HIS PARENTS came together after that march. That march that happened YEARS after his birth and while his parents were already splitting apart.
How do they like the Civil Rights march against segregation being compared to a riot against cops shutting down a mob run speakeasy gay bar?
The Gay Vote alone was enough to deliver the Obama win in 2012 and now he will repay the gays and other non white, non Evangelical Christian, non male, non Conservative groups.
Anyone know exactly what ‘rights’ it is that ‘gay’ people are ‘denied’ ?
He would not give a hoot in Hell for them if they had no MONEY!
I hope this jug-eared queer dies of aids.
Another First for America - the First Faggot. This is a cause to celebrate, Gag Me with a spoon! America is falling apart from within. Where are the Huns and other vandals to deal the final death blow to a once great country? Oh i forgot the politicians are the Vandals, they are stealing more and more from the very foundations of America. America sad to see you go the way of Rome, Athens and Sparta - homosexuality - the wussification of America’s male population. Political leadership is a ball-less wonder that sucks off of Obama’s Teat.
None. They want approval not acceptance. They won't rest until they get their name in the Constitution.
I wonder if he picked "Stonewall" to signal his support for the gay agenda because of the alliteration with "Seneca Falls" and "Selma" or because today is Stonewall Jackson's birthday, to taunt Southern whites? But Obama may not know who Stonewall Jackson was or be aware that it's his birthday today.
When will Larry’s Gurnee Adventures make the mainstream news? Not that there’s anything wrong with it.
now we have to encourage the mentally ill
Lesbian and gay band playing in the parade..MSM enthusiastically covering it.
They knew about it before the election, and apparently, it didn't make any difference to them.
That march that happened YEARS after his birth and while his parents were already splitting apart.
This is Standard Operating Practice for the left.
Hillary Clinton claimed that her parents named her after Sir Edmond Hillary even though she was born long before he gained fame.
Al Gore claimed his mother sang him to sleep with “Look for the Union Label,” even though it hadn’t been written until he was a grown man. Actually, I can believe this one...