22 Jan 2013

Gay rights in Obama's inaugural address

"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."

After a long talk about liberty and equality, Obama finally speaks out, and right after his speech, we see the gay poet Richard Blanco reading his poem gracefully. Then Rev. Luis Leon gives his blessing to gays in his benediction.

Gay is no longer an inappropriate and uncomfortable topic, and gays are no longer ignored and alienated. This is something new, but still a baby step, and we shall all wait and see what comes next. Hopefully Obama can successfully make America a good model of true liberty and equality.

Beyonce is amazing, and her soft but powerful voice adds extra credits to Obama's courageous speech today. This inaugural ceremony touches me even though I am not an American, but I do hope that someday soon our world is better than it is now. Since the journey is not complete, we shall all carry on to ensure that we all share the true equality and great happiness.