President Obama mentions Detroit in second inaugural address

(WXYZ) - President Obama made mention of Detroit in his second inaugural address.

The president was talking about the Founding Fathers and how it is "our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began" by declaring "that all of us are created equal."

Leading up to the remark on Detroit, Obama addressed a number of different issues, saying that "our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.  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.  Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.  Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. "

He then said, "Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm."

This is the first time that Detroit has been mentioned in an inaugural address by a president. It is also the first time that the word "gay" was used in an inaugural.

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