Obama's Stonewall mention makes history
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The president's speech on Monday left no doubt about his firm commitment to achieving full equality for U.S. gays.
"Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law," he said.
Other aspects of the inaugural ceremony underscored the prominence of the issue for the Obama administration. An openly gay poet, Richard Blanco, read the inaugural poem. The minister originally chosen to deliver the inaugural benediction withdrew after being criticized for making anti-gay comments.