History is made: gays and lesbians in inaugural speech

President Obama takes oath of office

President Obama takes the oath of office as First Lady Michelle holds the bible. President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were sworn in during a private ceremony on January 20, 2013, as is the custom when January 20 falls on a Sunday. Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images


President Obama made history Monday when he mentioned both the Stonewall uprising and gay and lesbian people being treated “like anyone else under the law” during his second inauguration speech.

“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,” President Obama said.

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