Report: Obama to Create First Gay Rights Monument
President Barack Obama revealed on Tuesday that he will create the first gay rights monument.
“We must ensure that we never forget the legacy of Stonewall, the history of discrimination against the LGBT community, or the impassioned individuals who have fought to overcome it,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), who has championed the move in Congress, said in a statement. “The LGBT civil rights movement launched at Stonewall is woven into American history, and it is time our National Park system reflected that reality.”
The Hill reports:
The site in question is still being investigated to determine whether it is eligible for a public monument, but according to the report, President Obama is poised to designate the area under the authority of the National Park Service in June, which is LGBT Pride Month.
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