In case you haven't heard, Stonewall is the event that is recognized for triggering the modern gay rights movement. I do appreciate the gesture Obama is offering by hosting this event. I think this may be a way of trying to smooth relations with the gay community, cause Lord knows he could use the help.
During the event he made the following comment, "I know that many in this room don't believe that progress has come fast enough, and I understand that. It's not for me to tell you to be patient, any more than it was for others to counsel patience to African Americans who were petitioning for equal rights a half century ago. But I say this: We have made progress and we will make more. And I want you to know that I expect and hope to be judged not by words, not by promises I've made, but by the promises that my administration keeps."
I still have high hopes for the President and I hope he delivers on some of the promises he made while campaigning. I will try to be patient and see. You can see a clip from the event below.
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