The President's inclusion of gay and lesbian American in his inaugural speech on Monday prompted an 11-year-old transgender girl in Arizona to write an essay about inclusion.
The out MSNBC anchor and New York magazine editor at large believe that President Obama's inaugural address was a pointed message to Supreme Court justices who will rule on two cases relating to marriage equality this summer.
President Obama's speech and its many firsts for inclusiveness had activists rejoicing.
On The Daily Show Tuesday night, Jon Stewart took a retrospective look at the major news networks' coverage of President Obama's second inauguration, including the collective conservative conniption over the president's mention of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.
Proponents of California's ban on same-sex marriage officially submitted their brief to the Supreme Court, urging the court to uphold the vote that constitutionally banned marriage in 2008.
The speech marked the first time a president used the term 'gay' as a reference to sexual orientation in an inauguration speech. Prayers and poems carried messages of inclusion as well.