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||Bush's 2nd Term
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Bush and family at his swearing in Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. below: Mary Cheney and her dad Dick—Mary is showing what the fashionable lesbian Republican wears for gloves. She also held the Bible for her father's swearing in. Photos by Patsy Lynch
'From the day of our founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this Earth has rights, and dignity and matchless value because they bear the image of the maker of heaven and Earth,' said George W. Bush in his inaugural speech Jan. 20, 2005. Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, responded with the following statement: 'President Bush focused much of his second inaugural address on spreading the 'the force of human freedom across the world.' He said that our nation has always 'proclaimed that every man and woman on this Earth has rights, and dignity, and matchless value.' Here at home, over the past four years this administration and its allies have attacked the rights and dignity of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. We have seen an intense and ugly rise in homophobia, the passage of constitutional amendments in 13 states seeking to prohibit lesbian and gay citizens from full and equal protection under the law, and an unprecedented rise in hate crimes against lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people. In his second term, we challenge the president to be true to his words and begin proclaiming—instead of attacking—the rights, dignity, and matchless value of gay Americans.'
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