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HRC President Chad Griffin Reacts to Obama Inauguration Speech: VIDEO


HRC President Chad Griffin spoke with Andrea Mitchell about Obama's inaugural address:

"The President really has begun his legacy on this issue. This civil rights moment in our history. He has done that in his first term and it's now time to take it to the next step and to really fully bring about full and complete equality under the law. Because as long as our government discriminates, it gives license to everyone else to discriminate."

Griffin also talked about Chuck Hagel:

"We've accepted his apology with regard to what he said. I look forward to hearing how he plans to fully implement the repeal of DADT and bring about equal benefits to all our men and women serving in uniform in this country."

Mitchell also asks about DOMA, Prop. 8, and the Supreme Court.


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  1. The HRC sees Obama as a God. As if Obama can say or do no wrong.

    Posted by: Emmy | Jan 22, 2013 8:05:41 PM

  2. Thank God that Obama has become the fierce advocate he promised to be. Thank God that Chad Griffin and others are here to keep the pressure on.

    Posted by: Jay | Jan 22, 2013 8:41:10 PM

  3. While Griffin started off a bit too starry-eyed, I was very pleased to see him state that WORDS need to be turned into ACTION, and, particularly, for him to point out that there's no reason for us to WAIT for Hagel to act when Leon Panetta is STILL the SITTING Secretary of Defense, and could clean up the crap he and Obama have ignored for two years BEFORE he leaves office circa June.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Jan 23, 2013 3:09:11 AM

  4. obama talks of supporting military families. how about the gay ones?

    Posted by: t | Jan 23, 2013 4:32:20 AM

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