President Obama’s Inclusive Inaugural Address Angers Some

130121062821-n-obama-inauguration-speech-99-secs-2013-00011222-video-15“… from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall ..” and with that one word, Stonewall, President Obama brought to the forefront and to the American people the struggle for Equality which continues on today for LGBTs.

And with these words, “The journey to equality 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.’’ cements Obama’s evolving inclusion of LGBTs which started with the repeal of DADT.

But of course there are those who are none too happy with POTUS.

The expected being among others, NOM as reported by blogger NGBlog in which he writes of their reaction which in part reads, “Gay and lesbian people are already treated equally under the law. They have the same civil rights as anyone else; they have the right to live as they wish and love whom they choose. What they don’t have is the right to redefine marriage for all of society. In fact, six federal courts have rejected the idea that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court in a summary decision in 1972. Furthermore, that vast majority of states have codified the commonsense view held for thousands of years that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The President is profoundly wrong to imply that those who have acted to protect marriage have denied anyone’s rights by doing so.”

But there are those too within the LGBT community who are not satisfied with Obama’s remarks. Such as the man who would be woman, Autumn Sandeen who takes any and every opportunity to show why the T holds back the rest of LG & B and why we need to shake the T off of our backs.

As Sandeen, who has the delusional opinion he speaks for all in the world of T wrote,

President Obama doesn’t speak about equality for transgender people in front of LGBT audiences; it follows then that he doesn’t speak about equality for transgender in front of audiences that are not primarily LGBT. President Obama certainly didn’t mention trans people in his second inaugural speech in the way he mentioned gay people and Stonewall in that speech.

Well Sir, Obama didn’t mention lesbian nor bisexual directly either but I don’t see the Ls & Bs stomping their Cheetos stained PJ feet like the little whiner which you are so often self-portrayed.

I was more impressed with, of all the LGBT talking heads and writers, Rachel Maddow who like I and much to the chagrin of many doesn’t wear her sexual identity on her sleeve with her reaction to the speech. When talking with Andrea Mitchell of NBC News on Maddow’s show Monday evening, Maddow said in part “as a gay person I found the address personally moving (in regards to the mention of gays and Equality) but saw it as a landmark moment to take those things  (gay rights) not an “outsider fight” but how we think of ourselves as Americans.”


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