Watch: President Obama Makes History By Talking Gay Rights In His Inauguration Speech

"Our journey is not complete ..."
Hail to the Chief

As you may have noticed, Barack Obama was inaugurated into his second term as President of the United States yesterday in a celebratory event held in our nation’s capital city, Washington DC. Many of us spent a lot of time focusing on the amazing fashion, entertaining musical performances and the pomp & circumstance. But at the center of yesterday’s event, was the delivery of President Obama‘s inauguration speech. For the first time in American History, a US president openly and very vocally addressed the push for gay rights in this country …

“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. It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. 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.”

I cannot express the amazing feeling it was for me, personally, to hear the President of the United States utter these words. I never dreamed that a US president would address the Stonewall Rebellion (which was the start of the gay rights movement here in America) in an inauguration speech, let alone any speech at all. It’s clear that President Obama is on the side of liberty and justice for ALL and I am so proud to have him as our leader. Click the embed above to watch his entire inauguration speech and marvel … this man is our leader, y’all. What an amazing time this is in our nation’s proud History!

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  1. emily

    OMG, as if the day weren’t emotional enough, he goes and says that and I LOST IT. I was so proud of this statement, and it gets me very excited for what he can accomplish in the next 4 years. He has a lot more freedom now that he doesn’t have to worry about reelection. Say what you will about our President, but no one can deny the man who wants equal rights for gay citizens and equal pay for women. Preach, Mr. President, Preach! This is an America I can be proud of.

  2. “For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. 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.” So eloquent. So True. Had to copy and paste them just so I could touch them. :)

  3. Joanna

    This year could potentially be a huge year for gay rights. In a few months the Supreme Court is going to be presented with two different gay rights cases and depending on which way the court rules, gay rights could be all but a certainty in every state. This truly is an exciting time for the country. Now if we could only get Congress to compromise and work together the country would be golden ;)

  4. I am so happy he stood up for true equality. Yesterday my friends in the LGBT community were all expressing how powerful his statement was to them personally. I sincerely hope that the Supreme Court and Congress have as much sense as the President. Equality means equality, no asterisks!

  5. Ben@pr

    I always choke and get watery eyes when this great president gives a speech. Now that the people know by his own words how he feels about all the minorities groups they cannot forget that the legislative branch have to do their work too.

  6. He is a great man and has now become a great President. So happy to see him come into his own and move this country in a new direction. America is changing y’all! I have never supported a politician the way I have supported this man. I am so very happy he is our leader.

  7. KLC

    Also, did you notice the Reverend that closed the Inauguration mentioned equality for gays as well?!

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