President Obama focuses on Gay Rights in Inaugural Address

January 21, 2013


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President Barack Obama, in what is being described as a much more liberal inaugural address than his last in 2009, made many references to the challenges the nation faces, and the importance of working together, as a nation, to overcome those challenges.

Obama took a moment to focus on gay rights, saying, “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.”

We congratulate the President on his reelection, and his inauguration; and we thank him for his commitment to equality for all people.

About the Author

Joel McDonald
Joel McDonald served as Vice-Chair for Technology & Communications for LGBT Democrats of Virginia from 2009 to 2014. He currently serves as the Finance Director for Hampton Roads Young Democrats. In 2012, Joel ran successfully for a seat on the Virginia Beach School Board, becoming the youngest and first openly gay official elected in Virginia Beach.