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Obama: Courage Comes When Interracial Couples See Anti-Gay Discrimination ‘As Their Own’

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The New Civil Rights Movement
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August 28, 2013
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President Barack Obama today delivered a thirty-minuty speech honoring and commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “I Have A Dream” speech, delivered during the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. President Obama reached out to all minorities, and specifically worked to honor King’s words, that ”if one of us is not free, then none of us are truly free.” The President mentioned people with disabilities, latinos, women, and other minorities fighting for freed and equality.

Noting that freedom takes courage, the President said that “courage comes when an interracial couple connects to a gay couple who has been discriminated against, and understands it as their own.”