Gays’ LBJ

obama-inauguration-speech-2013(Community Matters) “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.” – Pres Obama

“Mentioning Stonewall in the same breath as Selma moves us beyond the era of gay rights as special pleading and into the era of full gay integration,” says Jonathan Rauch, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and author of a book about gay marriage. “The fact that he made the theme so prominent tells me that he sees gay equality as a major legacy item, which it will be. He’s gays’ LBJ.”

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