President: treat gays equally

Posted at: 01/24/2013 12:04 AM
By: Dan Levy

ALBANY - In his inaugural address Monday, President Obama mentioned something that had never been uttered before by any of his 43 predecessors.

"Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law," he asserted during his speech outside the U.S. Capitol, "If we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

Those words thrilled members of the LGBT community across American, including many in the Capital Region. Even though it took the president until his second inaugural address, when it's safer politically to say it, Libby Post of Albany says it creates immeasurable enthusiasm and momentum for the cause of human rights.