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Presidential Inauguration and Equality

Feb 2013  I had the opportunity to attend the Presidential Inauguration last month, which was the first time I have done such a thing. It was inspiring to be standing on the lawn of the Capitol and to hear the President laying out a vision for America: “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths—that all of us are created equal—is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall….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.” Out of compassion and wisdom, may it be so.