History Happened Today

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Am touched to know Barack Obama’s 2nd Inaugural today marks the 150th anniv of the Emancipation Proc, and the 50th anniv of MLK’s “I Have A Dream” at the Lincoln Memorial. Wow.
He stands on their shoulders which he symolized using their two Bibles for his oath.
Tears filled my eyes listening to Barack eloquently articulate the dreams of MLK, Lincoln, and the Founding Fathers, and powerfully affirming the equality of women and of gay/lesbian love. Deeply stirring and visionary.
“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.”
How amazing and moving to hear these words powerfully spoken by an African-American President from the steps of the Capitol…more than I dared to dream when I marched there 20 years ago.
Was it just me, or did others hear that line draw some of the loudest cheers?