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January 22, 2013


Obama's Striking Comments on Gay Rights

First Read: "Maybe the most striking (and memorable) lines of Obama's inaugural speech were his remarks on gay rights. '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,' he said. He later added, 'Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.' It's important to remember that Obama was someone who opposed gay marriage in presidential run in '08, and who later said he was evolving on the subject. Obama's shift is a reflection of how quickly the politics of gay marriage have changed in this country. (The train was leaving the station, and Obama jumped on board.) And so is the fact that there has been little to no backlash to those remarks -- at least so far."












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