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.

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Joel McDonald
Joel McDonald serves as the Vice-Chair for Technology and Communications for LGBT Democrats of Virginia. He has also served in a number of roles within the Virginia Beach Democratic Committee, including webmaster, treasurer, and precinct and elections director. Joel won election to the Virginia Beach School Board in 2012 and is running for reelection this year. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Old Dominion University. Joel provides web development and communications services through his business, Comit Strategies.