Aug Sept 2016
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Where Were You? Watching Obama at the Stonewall Inn

Where Were You? Watching Obama at the Stonewall Inn

Now 43 years after the Stonewall riots in New York's West Village, the Stonewall Inn is normally a quiet neighborhood bar in the afternoon. But on the night that marriage equality became legal in New York State, it attracted spontaneous celebrations. And so it seemed like an appropriate place for some television viewing Wednesday when President Obama announced his support for marriage equality during an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Here's what the day looked like.

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Press and passerbys outside the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village

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Patrons at the Stonewall Inn watch the news report that shows President Obama saying same-sex couples should be able to get married.

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Henry Smith, who hopes to marry his partner later this year, enjoys a drink at the Stonewall Inn as he watches the president make his historic announcement.

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The interview turned out to be a good reason for a beer on a Wednesday afternoon.

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Life goes on for Niki Buchanan shortly after President Obama's interview.

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