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Michelle Obama Eyerolls John Boehner: VIDEO

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There's a gif of this delicious 'I've had enough of you' moment being widely circulated.

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CNN's Don Lemon Gets Reactions to Obama's Address from Gay Americans on the National Mall: VIDEO

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Today's inaugural speech from President Obama was the first in history to address gay rights (watch it HERE). Don Lemon gets reaction from two gay Americans on the National Mall.

Said one man: "I hope it pushes us forward and makes us equal with everyone else, included with everyone else in the country. It makes me feel good to be an American right now and think that things are going to be better in the future."

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Obama Takes Poignant, Final Look at Inauguration Crowd: 'I'm Not Going to See This Again' - VIDEO

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President Obama turned and savored a final look at the massive crowd for his second inauguration, telling aides "I'm not going to see this again" before disappearing into the Capitol.

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Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé Perform at Inauguration: VIDEOS

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Kelly Clarkson performed "My Country Tis of Thee" and Beyoncé performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at Obama's inauguration earlier today.

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Gay Poet Richard Blanco Reads His Inaugural Poem 'One Today': VIDEO

 

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Gay poet Richard Blanco took the podium at Obama's inauguration earlier today to read a poem composed specifically for the occasion, entitled "One Today

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Obama Calls for Gay Equality in Inaugural Address: VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT

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President Obama called for equality for gay and lesbian Americans in his inaugural address:

Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.

He also referenced the Stonewall riots with other civil rights battles, tying it into the legacy of MLK Jr.:

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.

This was the first use of the word "gay" ever by a President in an inaugural address.

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