03/08/2015 10:17 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Obama Invokes Stonewall, Draws Comparisons Between Civil Rights And LGBT Equality In #Selma50 Speech

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Speaking before a crowd of thousands on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge marking the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery today, President Obama noted the progress made in the fight for racial and LGBT equality and the similarities between those two civil rights movements.

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