Obama Mentions LGBT Equality In "I Have A Dream" Anniversary Speech
President Obama found a fantastic opportunity to tie in the modern day fight for LGBT equality with the Civil Rights era during a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have A Dream" message.
In his commemorative speech, Obama said that freedom takes courage and that "courage comes when an interracial couple connects to a gay couple who has been discriminated against, and understands it as their own. That’s where courage comes from—when we turn not from each other or on each other but towards each other."
"If one of us is not free, then none of us are truly free," he added.