Historic call for equality at Obama inauguration

President Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural address yesterday, saying the nation’s journey toward a more perfect union will not be complete "until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law." In a reference to marriage rights for same-sex couples, Obama said, "if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." That line may signal that the administration is about to weigh in on a pending case at the Supreme Court that could determine whether the Constitution guarantees the right of same-sex couples to marry.

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