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Obama to LGBT community: Change is possible but not inevitable

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 01:33

As Obama hosted LGBT community in honor pride month at the White House, he said ''change is possible, but it is not inevitable'' and ''requires voting.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: As President Barack Obama hosted the LGBT community in honor pride month at the White House he highlighted progress saying change is possible, but it is not inevitable and "requires voting." "We now live in an America where all of our marriages and our families are recognized as equal under that law, and that is an extraordinary thing," Obama said. He said upcoming generations, instinctively know that families are families, and "discrimination is so last century." "Some folks never imagined that we would come this far," Obama said. "But together we proved that change is possible, it is not inevitable though, history does not just travel forward, it can go backwards if we don't work hard, so we can't be complacent, we can not be complacent securing the gains that this country has made requires perseverance and vigilance and it requires voting." "Enjoy tonight, have some champagne ...tomorrow we get back to work," Obama said.

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Obama to LGBT community: Change is possible but not inevitable

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 01:33