Or who you love.

from President Barack Obama – State of the Union 2013 on Rap Genius

Meaning

As he has begun to do with some regularity, Obama once again gives a shout out to the gay rights movement. In his Second Inaugural Address just a few weeks prior, he compared the gay rights to women’s rights and civil rights:

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.

It was during Obama’s first term that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed and just the week before this speech military benefits were extended to homosexual spouses and partners of gay and lesbian servicemen and women.

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