January 24, 2013

“Star Trek” actor and gay rights activist George Takei joined MSNBC’s “The Last Word” to discuss what he declared the “best moment” of President Obama’s inaugural speech. Not only did the president include gay rights as an integral American civil right, President Obama also signified broader support by becoming the first president to address gay rights in an inaugural address. “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, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.”

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