President Barack Obama’s controversial speech

First leader to mention the gay community in an inauguration

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Yesterday, during President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech, he was adamant in saying: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law."

This is the first occasion in which a President mentions this group in his speech at an inauguration, where he sent a message that this is a group that cannot be considered as a minority anymore, and upon these words, the applauses from everyone in attendance did not wait.

Topics such as immigration, safety and the economy were lightly talked about in the President’s speech in which he said:

“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. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.”

Now that President Obama has officially begun his second term, he is working on measures to improve the country and fulfill his campaign promises. Promises that overtime will be either fulfilled or forgotten.

Joy.Ruvalcaba@sandiegored.com

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